This article was originally created for Hayes Knight (now Nexia Auckland).
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With the Olympics postponed until 2021, it has definitely meant a lot of our preparations have had to change. I am so fortunate to be an athlete in New Zealand; it’s heart breaking to see the affects Covid19 has had worldwide.
I had plans to be in China for the World Indoors in early March 2020, at a location about one hour from Wuhan. Fortunately, the event was cancelled a week before I was due to fly in – definitely a close call. From late May 2020 to early August 2020 I was scheduled to be in Europe/Asia, competing and preparing for Tokyo.
We had planned a three month hard strength building phase leading up to these overseas campaigns. The strength phase has now been extended to a twelve month block, with some New Zealand competitions throughout. I hope to come out of 2020 a lot stronger, and technically sharper, and I have used this added time to my advantage! Can’t wait for 2021!