Olympic athletes remain ready for upcoming Tokyo Games
MEMPHIS, Tennessee (WMC) – There are less than 50 days until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, and there is still controversy over whether the games will actually be played or not.
Whether it’s concerns from the host country or participating countries, COVID-19 and vaccination rates are at the center of the hesitation for the 2021 Olympics.
Gold medalist and Memphian Rochelle Stevens says when it comes to athletes, they can only control themselves, not the pandemic.
An Olympic gold medalist Memphian hides her skepticism about whether the games will be played. Rochelle Stevens won a gold medal at the 1996 Games as a member of the US 4X100-meter relay team.
The Tokyo Games have already been delayed once due to COVID-19.
Stevens says athletes are eager to compete, whenever they get the chance.
“With all of this, the athletes have trained and they don’t know what’s going to happen, but, as athletes, they know that people expect them to be their best no matter what. he is coming. So they train to be the best and put on a high level show, whatever the pandemic, ”says Stevens
The Tokyo Olympics begin on July 23 and end on August 8.
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