African wrestling champion Odunayo adekuoroye said the pandemic Covid-19 caused her to miss the fights.
In an interview with Channels TV, the gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, which has already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics confirmed the disruption has affected her training program
“I was looking forward to the Olympics. From the day I qualified, I began to prepare with my coach. This pandemic has made things slowly because there is little I can do for you. »»
According to Adekuoroye, workout at home can not be compared to what i can achieve if I was at the stadium wth good facilities, coach and sparring partners.
“” Wrestling is a combat sport if you need equipment to prepare and you also need your teammates to sparring. Everyone is at home so it is difficult to achieve a comprehensive training program. »»
On the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics next year, freestyle wrestler said she did not change her ambition of winning a medal at the Games.
“” Oh, I’m 100 percent ready for the games. My ambition to finish on the podium is still intact and competition in Tokyo will give me the opportunity to prove a point that what I have done so far is not a fluke. “
The International Olympic Committee announced that the Olympic 2020 will be celebrated from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
They also agreed new dates for the Paralympic Games, which will be celebrated from 24 August to 5 September, 2021.
The Nigerian champion is ranked number one in the world in the 57kg category,
she concludes staying on top requires a lot of hard work and said she suffers no pressure to compete with other top wrestlers in the world