Tuesday June 2, 2020

The waiting Games: how hope is on hold for Ireland’s Olympians

The moment that many of Ireland‘s top athletes have been waiting for all their lives is the Olympic Games. So now that Tokyo 2020 has been postponed until 2021, how are they coping?

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Continuing training during confinement is difficult, but homeschooling, that’s really difficult! says World champion Sanita Puspure

Sanita Puspure

Rower Sanita Puspure is the reigning world champion in the women’s single scull. Born in Latvia, she moved to Ireland in 2006 and has competed for Ireland on the world stage since. Now based in Ballincollig, Cork, with her husband and their two children, the 38-year-old explains that emotions have been mixed since the 2020 Olympics postponement was confirmed.

“It’s been an interesting time,” she says. “Because, yes, you understand why...

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