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Athletes train despite lockdown limbo

Team GB climber Imogen Horrocks trains on a climbing wall she built in her garden at her parents' home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Bordon, Britain, May 14, 2020. With Britain in lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and no access to gyms and training facilities, Horrocks has used innovative ways to stay in shape. "I guess a lot of bodyweight training and different kinds of mobility exercises. Slacklining is a popular thing climbers do. We have different fingerboards and boards they hang over branches and a lot of floor work," she added. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

Team GB climber Imogen Horrocks trains on a climbing wall she built in her garden at her parents' home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Bordon, Britain, May 14, 2020. With Britain in lockdown to curb the spread of the...more

Team GB climber Imogen Horrocks trains on a climbing wall she built in her garden at her parents' home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Bordon, Britain, May 14, 2020. With Britain in lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and no access to gyms and training facilities, Horrocks has used innovative ways to stay in shape. "I guess a lot of bodyweight training and different kinds of mobility exercises. Slacklining is a popular thing climbers do. We have different fingerboards and boards they hang over branches and a lot of floor work," she added. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs
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British wheelchair racers Hannah Cockroft and her partner Nathan Maguire train at their home in Chester, Britain, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

British wheelchair racers Hannah Cockroft and her partner Nathan Maguire train at their home in Chester, Britain, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

British wheelchair racers Hannah Cockroft and her partner Nathan Maguire train at their home in Chester, Britain, May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Kyra Christmas, member of the Canadian Women's National Water Polo team, trains in her homemade pool that she and her father made to assist her with her training while swimming pools in Alberta, Canada remain closed due to COVID-19, May 13, 2020. The homemade pool is made out of straw bales and is 16 feet long by eight feet wide and six feet deep. Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports

Kyra Christmas, member of the Canadian Women's National Water Polo team, trains in her homemade pool that she and her father made to assist her with her training while swimming pools in Alberta, Canada remain closed due to COVID-19, May 13, 2020. The...more

Kyra Christmas, member of the Canadian Women's National Water Polo team, trains in her homemade pool that she and her father made to assist her with her training while swimming pools in Alberta, Canada remain closed due to COVID-19, May 13, 2020. The homemade pool is made out of straw bales and is 16 feet long by eight feet wide and six feet deep. Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports
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Venezuela team karateka Ricardo Perez during a training session at home with his family in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Venezuela team karateka Ricardo Perez during a training session at home with his family in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Venezuela team karateka Ricardo Perez during a training session at home with his family in Caracas, Venezuela, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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Olympic and world champion long-distance runner Mo Farah exercises near deer in Richmond Park, in London, Britain May 12, 2020. Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage as the Briton will now have around 14 months to train for the defence of his 10,000m title having switched his focus back to the track. The 37-year-old retired from track athletics in 2017 to focus on road marathons but announced in November last year that he was returning for one more tilt at 10,000m gold. "It gives me a year to do more track races and then go into the Olympics. So in a way I think it works out well for me." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Olympic and world champion long-distance runner Mo Farah exercises near deer in Richmond Park, in London, Britain May 12, 2020. Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage as the Briton will now have around 14...more

Olympic and world champion long-distance runner Mo Farah exercises near deer in Richmond Park, in London, Britain May 12, 2020. Farah says the postponement of the Tokyo Games to 2021 could work to his advantage as the Briton will now have around 14 months to train for the defence of his 10,000m title having switched his focus back to the track. The 37-year-old retired from track athletics in 2017 to focus on road marathons but announced in November last year that he was returning for one more tilt at 10,000m gold. "It gives me a year to do more track races and then go into the Olympics. So in a way I think it works out well for me." REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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Team GB pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw trains at her home in Loughborough, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw trains at her home in Loughborough, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw trains at her home in Loughborough, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs
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A combination picture shows Polly Swann, Team GB rower and NHS worker, as she poses in scrubs (L) and at her parents' while training, in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

A combination picture shows Polly Swann, Team GB rower and NHS worker, as she poses in scrubs (L) and at her parents' while training, in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

A combination picture shows Polly Swann, Team GB rower and NHS worker, as she poses in scrubs (L) and at her parents' while training, in Edinburgh, Scotland, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Team GB hockey players James Gall, Zach Wallace, Tom Sorsby train at Surbiton Hockey Club in Milton Keynes, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Team GB hockey players James Gall, Zach Wallace, Tom Sorsby train at Surbiton Hockey Club in Milton Keynes, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Team GB hockey players James Gall, Zach Wallace, Tom Sorsby train at Surbiton Hockey Club in Milton Keynes, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Team GB gymnast Dominic Mensah trains at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB gymnast Dominic Mensah trains at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB gymnast Dominic Mensah trains at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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Team GB’s karate athlete Jordan Thomas trains outside his apartment in Manchester, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Team GB’s karate athlete Jordan Thomas trains outside his apartment in Manchester, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Team GB’s karate athlete Jordan Thomas trains outside his apartment in Manchester, Britain, May 13, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Eleven-year-old Brazil team skater Gui Khury trains at his grandmother's farm, days after becoming the first to land a 1080-degree turn, on the outskirts of Curitiba, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer

Eleven-year-old Brazil team skater Gui Khury trains at his grandmother's farm, days after becoming the first to land a 1080-degree turn, on the outskirts of Curitiba, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer

Eleven-year-old Brazil team skater Gui Khury trains at his grandmother's farm, days after becoming the first to land a 1080-degree turn, on the outskirts of Curitiba, Brazil, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer
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Irish basketball player Taiwo Badmus, who played in the Leb Oro Spanish league, plays in a park in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Irish basketball player Taiwo Badmus, who played in the Leb Oro Spanish league, plays in a park in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Irish basketball player Taiwo Badmus, who played in the Leb Oro Spanish league, plays in a park in Elephant and Castle, London, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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British tennis player Dominic Inglot trains in his garden in Chiswick, London, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

British tennis player Dominic Inglot trains in his garden in Chiswick, London, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

British tennis player Dominic Inglot trains in his garden in Chiswick, London, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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Team GB judokas Ashley McKenzie and Frazer Chamberlain train in their garden in Camberley, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB judokas Ashley McKenzie and Frazer Chamberlain train in their garden in Camberley, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB judokas Ashley McKenzie and Frazer Chamberlain train in their garden in Camberley, Britain, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch sits in a simulator during her home training in Gruenwald near Munich, Germany, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch sits in a simulator during her home training in Gruenwald near Munich, Germany, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch sits in a simulator during her home training in Gruenwald near Munich, Germany, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
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Italian soccer referee Daniele Doveri trains in the Villa Pamphili park in Rome as Italy begins to ease some of the restrictions, allowing for individual training, Rome, Italy, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Italian soccer referee Daniele Doveri trains in the Villa Pamphili park in Rome as Italy begins to ease some of the restrictions, allowing for individual training, Rome, Italy, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

Italian soccer referee Daniele Doveri trains in the Villa Pamphili park in Rome as Italy begins to ease some of the restrictions, allowing for individual training, Rome, Italy, May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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Japan's Olympic fencing medallist Ryo Miyake cycles as he works his part-time job as an Uber Eats delivery person in Tokyo, Japan May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Olympic fencing medallist Ryo Miyake cycles as he works his part-time job as an Uber Eats delivery person in Tokyo, Japan May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Olympic fencing medallist Ryo Miyake cycles as he works his part-time job as an Uber Eats delivery person in Tokyo, Japan May 12, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Former world champion kickboxer Alan Craig works out at his home in Stanley, County Durham, Britain, May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Former world champion kickboxer Alan Craig works out at his home in Stanley, County Durham, Britain, May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Former world champion kickboxer Alan Craig works out at his home in Stanley, County Durham, Britain, May 10, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk performs an invert off the table of DJ Z-Trip as he rides his office ramp with other professional skateboarders in an internet and social network broadcast to the world in Vista, California, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk performs an invert off the table of DJ Z-Trip as he rides his office ramp with other professional skateboarders in an internet and social network broadcast to the world in Vista, California, May 8, 2020....more

Professional skateboarder Tony Hawk performs an invert off the table of DJ Z-Trip as he rides his office ramp with other professional skateboarders in an internet and social network broadcast to the world in Vista, California, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Team GB sprinter Ashleigh Nelson trains at Chingford Golf Course in Chingford, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB sprinter Ashleigh Nelson trains at Chingford Golf Course in Chingford, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB sprinter Ashleigh Nelson trains at Chingford Golf Course in Chingford, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs
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Team GB rower Liam Heath trains at his home in Guildford, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Team GB rower Liam Heath trains at his home in Guildford, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Team GB rower Liam Heath trains at his home in Guildford, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Team GB sprinter Martyn Rooney trains at home in Loughborough, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB sprinter Martyn Rooney trains at home in Loughborough, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB sprinter Martyn Rooney trains at home in Loughborough, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs
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Italian gymnast Marco Lodadio, silver medallist in the 2019 men's World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, trains in his garden at home in Grottaferrata, Italy, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Italian gymnast Marco Lodadio, silver medallist in the 2019 men's World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, trains in his garden at home in Grottaferrata, Italy, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

Italian gymnast Marco Lodadio, silver medallist in the 2019 men's World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, trains in his garden at home in Grottaferrata, Italy, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Professional skateboarder and British Olympic athlete Sky Brown gets some air while riding Tony Hawk's office ramp with other professional skateboarders in an internet and social network broadcast to the world in Vista, California, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Professional skateboarder and British Olympic athlete Sky Brown gets some air while riding Tony Hawk's office ramp with other professional skateboarders in an internet and social network broadcast to the world in Vista, California, May 8, 2020....more

Professional skateboarder and British Olympic athlete Sky Brown gets some air while riding Tony Hawk's office ramp with other professional skateboarders in an internet and social network broadcast to the world in Vista, California, May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake
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Team GB table tennis player Liam Pitchford trains at his home in Nottingham, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB table tennis player Liam Pitchford trains at his home in Nottingham, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB table tennis player Liam Pitchford trains at his home in Nottingham, Britain, May 9, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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Team GB canoeist Mallory Franklin trains at her home in Cheshunt, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Team GB canoeist Mallory Franklin trains at her home in Cheshunt, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Team GB canoeist Mallory Franklin trains at her home in Cheshunt, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Canadian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Horner trains in a wetsuit at Thetis Lake due to the coronavirus-related closure of pools in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada May 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Kevin Light

Canadian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Horner trains in a wetsuit at Thetis Lake due to the coronavirus-related closure of pools in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada May 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Kevin Light

Canadian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Horner trains in a wetsuit at Thetis Lake due to the coronavirus-related closure of pools in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada May 7, 2020.  REUTERS/Kevin Light
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Team GB diver James Heatly during a training session at his home with his dad Robert and Mum Deborah, in Balerno, Scotland, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Team GB diver James Heatly during a training session at his home with his dad Robert and Mum Deborah, in Balerno, Scotland, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Team GB diver James Heatly during a training session at his home with his dad Robert and Mum Deborah, in Balerno, Scotland, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Team GB sailor Eilidh McIntyre trains at her home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Portsmouth, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB sailor Eilidh McIntyre trains at her home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Portsmouth, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Team GB sailor Eilidh McIntyre trains at her home, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Portsmouth, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra
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French foil fencer Enzo Lefort trains on a parking lot in Paris, France, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French foil fencer Enzo Lefort trains on a parking lot in Paris, France, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

French foil fencer Enzo Lefort trains on a parking lot in Paris, France, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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Team GB paratriathlete Claire Cashmore runs during a training session in Loughborough, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB paratriathlete Claire Cashmore runs during a training session in Loughborough, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB paratriathlete Claire Cashmore runs during a training session in Loughborough, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs
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Piotr Myszka, multiple RS:X Windsurfing world champion and Polish representative for the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, warms up with his family before an improvised training session in his garden in Gdansk, Poland, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Matej Leskovsek

Piotr Myszka, multiple RS:X Windsurfing world champion and Polish representative for the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, warms up with his family before an improvised training session in his garden in Gdansk, Poland, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Matej...more

Piotr Myszka, multiple RS:X Windsurfing world champion and Polish representative for the postponed Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, warms up with his family before an improvised training session in his garden in Gdansk, Poland, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Matej Leskovsek
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Team GB Triple Jumper Benjamin Williams trains at a Park in Tunstall, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Team GB Triple Jumper Benjamin Williams trains at a Park in Tunstall, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Team GB Triple Jumper Benjamin Williams trains at a Park in Tunstall, Britain, May 7, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Team GB paratriathlete Claire Cashmore swims during a training session in Loughborough, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB paratriathlete Claire Cashmore swims during a training session in Loughborough, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Team GB paratriathlete Claire Cashmore swims during a training session in Loughborough, Britain, May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs
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Team GB weightlifter Zoe Smith trains in a garage in Loughborough, Britain, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Team GB weightlifter Zoe Smith trains in a garage in Loughborough, Britain, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Team GB weightlifter Zoe Smith trains in a garage in Loughborough, Britain, May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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Italian judo gold medalist Fabio Basile trains at an Olympic centre near Rome, after Italy allowed for athletes to train individually as the country begins a gradual end to its strict lockdown, May 5, 2020. "There have been deaths and this is not a game. We all need patience, and judo teaches that as well, patience. Calm is the virtue of the strong," he said. The sport also taught Basile how to confront his fears: "Fear is a feeling that prevents us humans from doing many things that we would like to do. It paralyzes us, it imprisons us. Now is a time to be courageous. We must go forward and be positive -- that's it."

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Italian judo gold medalist Fabio Basile trains at an Olympic centre near Rome, after Italy allowed for athletes to train individually as the country begins a gradual end to its strict lockdown, May 5, 2020. "There have been deaths and this is not a...more

Italian judo gold medalist Fabio Basile trains at an Olympic centre near Rome, after Italy allowed for athletes to train individually as the country begins a gradual end to its strict lockdown, May 5, 2020. "There have been deaths and this is not a game. We all need patience, and judo teaches that as well, patience. Calm is the virtue of the strong," he said. The sport also taught Basile how to confront his fears: "Fear is a feeling that prevents us humans from doing many things that we would like to do. It paralyzes us, it imprisons us. Now is a time to be courageous. We must go forward and be positive -- that's it." REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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Shot put Olympic athlete Darlan Romani trains at an abandoned field next to his house in Braganca Paulista, Brazil May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Shot put Olympic athlete Darlan Romani trains at an abandoned field next to his house in Braganca Paulista, Brazil May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Shot put Olympic athlete Darlan Romani trains at an abandoned field next to his house in Braganca Paulista, Brazil May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Brothers Valent and Martin Sinkovic row during training after the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in Jarun Lake in Zagreb, Croatia, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Brothers Valent and Martin Sinkovic row during training after the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in Jarun Lake in Zagreb, Croatia, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Brothers Valent and Martin Sinkovic row during training after the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in Jarun Lake in Zagreb, Croatia, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig trains at his parents' farm in Castle Douglas, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Castle Douglas, Scotland, Britain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig trains at his parents' farm in Castle Douglas, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Castle Douglas, Scotland, Britain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig trains at his parents' farm in Castle Douglas, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Castle Douglas, Scotland, Britain, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Team GB BMX rider, Charlotte Worthington trains at home following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Corby, Britain, May 4, 2020 REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Team GB BMX rider, Charlotte Worthington trains at home following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Corby, Britain, May 4, 2020 REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Team GB BMX rider, Charlotte Worthington trains at home following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Corby, Britain, May 4, 2020 REUTERS/Andrew Boyers
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Team GB paracanoeist Emma Wiggs, MBE, trains in her garden in Diseworth, Britain, May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Team GB paracanoeist Emma Wiggs, MBE, trains in her garden in Diseworth, Britain, May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington

Team GB paracanoeist Emma Wiggs, MBE, trains in her garden in Diseworth, Britain, May 2, 2020. REUTERS/Molly Darlington
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Climber Petra Klingler, known as "The Swiss Machine", trains at home in Bern, Switzerland, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Climber Petra Klingler, known as "The Swiss Machine", trains at home in Bern, Switzerland, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Climber Petra Klingler, known as "The Swiss Machine", trains at home in Bern, Switzerland, May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Team GB gymnast Dominick Cunningham trains at a horse stables in Walsall, Britain, May 1, 2020. "I'm out of shape. It is hard to replicate gymnastics outside of the gym, it's pretty much impossible," Cunningham told Reuters. "My wrists and ankles are getting weak. Mentally it's impacted me in a way where I can see myself getting unfit and I've never been in this 'worse of shape'. My hands are getting soft, muscles are starting to depreciate, getting a little bit more fat."

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Team GB gymnast Dominick Cunningham trains at a horse stables in Walsall, Britain, May 1, 2020. "I'm out of shape. It is hard to replicate gymnastics outside of the gym, it's pretty much impossible," Cunningham told Reuters. "My wrists and ankles are...more

Team GB gymnast Dominick Cunningham trains at a horse stables in Walsall, Britain, May 1, 2020. "I'm out of shape. It is hard to replicate gymnastics outside of the gym, it's pretty much impossible," Cunningham told Reuters. "My wrists and ankles are getting weak. Mentally it's impacted me in a way where I can see myself getting unfit and I've never been in this 'worse of shape'. My hands are getting soft, muscles are starting to depreciate, getting a little bit more fat." REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Team GB shot putter Sophie McKinna trains in her garden in Lound, Britain, May 1, 2020. The British champion has been hard at work in her back garden. Using a portable circle and feedback from her coach via a video link, McKinna says that she has been able to train pretty much as normal, despite the country being in lockdown. "I've got my portable circle that I put down and throw in," said McKinna, whose personal best is 17.97 meters. "I'm quite positive mentally, because I can still train. If I couldn't it would be a different story." REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Team GB shot putter Sophie McKinna trains in her garden in Lound, Britain, May 1, 2020. The British champion has been hard at work in her back garden. Using a portable circle and feedback from her coach via a video link, McKinna says that she has...more

Team GB shot putter Sophie McKinna trains in her garden in Lound, Britain, May 1, 2020. The British champion has been hard at work in her back garden. Using a portable circle and feedback from her coach via a video link, McKinna says that she has been able to train pretty much as normal, despite the country being in lockdown. "I've got my portable circle that I put down and throw in," said McKinna, whose personal best is 17.97 meters. "I'm quite positive mentally, because I can still train. If I couldn't it would be a different story." REUTERS/Matthew Childs
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Boxer Tommy Ward wears PPE during a workout at Finchale Abbey, ahead of a charity walk for the NHS wearing PPE clothing, Durham, Britain, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Boxer Tommy Ward wears PPE during a workout at Finchale Abbey, ahead of a charity walk for the NHS wearing PPE clothing, Durham, Britain, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Boxer Tommy Ward wears PPE during a workout at Finchale Abbey, ahead of a charity walk for the NHS wearing PPE clothing, Durham, Britain, April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Yuhui Choe, first soloist of The Royal Ballet, practices as her husband Nehemiah Kish, former principal of the Royal Ballet, works at their home in Wimbledon, London, Britain, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Yuhui Choe, first soloist of The Royal Ballet, practices as her husband Nehemiah Kish, former principal of the Royal Ballet, works at their home in Wimbledon, London, Britain, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Yuhui Choe, first soloist of The Royal Ballet, practices as her husband Nehemiah Kish, former principal of the Royal Ballet, works at their home in Wimbledon, London, Britain, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Boxer Chatchai-decha Butdee trains in Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2020. At age 35, he is afraid the delayed Tokyo Olympics may mean he could pass his prime fighting days before the Games can be held. "I originally planned to end my career after this year's Olympic Games as I'm getting older," Chatchai-decha told Reuters. "If the Olympics have to be postponed for another two to three years, I would just give up my place in the Games." For now, he remains on a strict training schedule with the 2021 event in sight. With Bangkok's boxing gyms closed for safety reasons, he has to make do with what he has. He runs 5 kilometers, swings weights in a narrow alley near his home and shadow boxes in car parks.  REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa

Boxer Chatchai-decha Butdee trains in Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2020. At age 35, he is afraid the delayed Tokyo Olympics may mean he could pass his prime fighting days before the Games can be held. "I originally planned to end my career after this...more

Boxer Chatchai-decha Butdee trains in Bangkok, Thailand, April 24, 2020. At age 35, he is afraid the delayed Tokyo Olympics may mean he could pass his prime fighting days before the Games can be held. "I originally planned to end my career after this year's Olympic Games as I'm getting older," Chatchai-decha told Reuters. "If the Olympics have to be postponed for another two to three years, I would just give up my place in the Games." For now, he remains on a strict training schedule with the 2021 event in sight. With Bangkok's boxing gyms closed for safety reasons, he has to make do with what he has. He runs 5 kilometers, swings weights in a narrow alley near his home and shadow boxes in car parks. REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa
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Team GB athlete Desiree Henry trains at a golf course in Edmonton, London, Britain, April 26, 2020. The British sprinter will prioritize her health and family's well-being over competing at the Tokyo Olympics next year if the COVID-19 pandemic has not been brought under control. Henry, a 4x100 meters relay bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, urged athletes not to risk their health, saying she wouldn't "die for the sport." "We are more than just athletes and performers that want to entertain people in a crowd. We're humans that have families and lives to think of," Henry told Reuters.

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Team GB athlete Desiree Henry trains at a golf course in Edmonton, London, Britain, April 26, 2020. The British sprinter will prioritize her health and family's well-being over competing at the Tokyo Olympics next year if the COVID-19 pandemic has...more

Team GB athlete Desiree Henry trains at a golf course in Edmonton, London, Britain, April 26, 2020. The British sprinter will prioritize her health and family's well-being over competing at the Tokyo Olympics next year if the COVID-19 pandemic has not been brought under control. Henry, a 4x100 meters relay bronze medallist at the 2016 Rio Games, urged athletes not to risk their health, saying she wouldn't "die for the sport." "We are more than just athletes and performers that want to entertain people in a crowd. We're humans that have families and lives to think of," Henry told Reuters. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs
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Triathlete Lloyd Bebbington trains in a pool in his garden at home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Triathlete Lloyd Bebbington trains in a pool in his garden at home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine

Triathlete Lloyd Bebbington trains in a pool in his garden at home in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Carl Recine
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Slackline athlete Jaan Roose does a backflip as he balances on a rope in Laadi, Estonia April 30, 2020. The sportsman has made the most of being stuck at home by building himself a training ground made up from seven slacklines of various lengths, heights and for a range of activities. "Now it feels like finally I can train, build and I can prepare myself for the future," the three-time world slackline champion told Reuters. Roose had the idea of constructing his own training ground where he could bounce and balance on slacklines, long before the pandemic started but he never had an opportunity to build it. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Slackline athlete Jaan Roose does a backflip as he balances on a rope in Laadi, Estonia April 30, 2020. The sportsman has made the most of being stuck at home by building himself a training ground made up from seven slacklines of various lengths,...more

Slackline athlete Jaan Roose does a backflip as he balances on a rope in Laadi, Estonia April 30, 2020. The sportsman has made the most of being stuck at home by building himself a training ground made up from seven slacklines of various lengths, heights and for a range of activities. "Now it feels like finally I can train, build and I can prepare myself for the future," the three-time world slackline champion told Reuters. Roose had the idea of constructing his own training ground where he could bounce and balance on slacklines, long before the pandemic started but he never had an opportunity to build it. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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Mathilde Froustey, principle dancer of San Francisco Ballet, practices in an empty dining room at her husband Mourad Lahlou’s restaurant, Aziza, in San Francisco, California, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Mathilde Froustey, principle dancer of San Francisco Ballet, practices in an empty dining room at her husband Mourad Lahlou’s restaurant, Aziza, in San Francisco, California, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Mathilde Froustey, principle dancer of San Francisco Ballet, practices in an empty dining room at her husband Mourad Lahlou’s restaurant, Aziza, in San Francisco, California, April 7, 2020. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
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Jo Muir, a modern pentathlon athlete of Team GB trains fencing at her parents' farm in Haugh of Urr, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Jo Muir, a modern pentathlon athlete of Team GB trains fencing at her parents' farm in Haugh of Urr, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Jo Muir, a modern pentathlon athlete of Team GB trains fencing at her parents' farm in Haugh of Urr, Britain, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Boxer Tommy Ward works out in his brother's garden, Rainton, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Boxer Tommy Ward works out in his brother's garden, Rainton, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith

Boxer Tommy Ward works out in his brother's garden, Rainton, Britain, April 26, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith
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Brazilian national volleyball team player Isac Viana Santos plays with his golden retriever as he exercises at his home in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Washington Alves

Brazilian national volleyball team player Isac Viana Santos plays with his golden retriever as he exercises at his home in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Washington Alves

Brazilian national volleyball team player Isac Viana Santos plays with his golden retriever as he exercises at his home in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Washington Alves
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Mariem Homrani, a 29-year-old boxer who qualified for the now postponed Tokyo Olympics, trains outside her house in Tunis, Tunisia April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Mariem Homrani, a 29-year-old boxer who qualified for the now postponed Tokyo Olympics, trains outside her house in Tunis, Tunisia April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Mariem Homrani, a 29-year-old boxer who qualified for the now postponed Tokyo Olympics, trains outside her house in Tunis, Tunisia April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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Groupama-FDJ's Kilian Frankiny of Switzerland races during the Digital Swiss 5 virtual cycling pro race that replaces the Tour de Suisse, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus, at his home in Naters, Switzerland April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Groupama-FDJ's Kilian Frankiny of Switzerland races during the Digital Swiss 5 virtual cycling pro race that replaces the Tour de Suisse, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus, at his home in Naters, Switzerland April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Denis...more

Groupama-FDJ's Kilian Frankiny of Switzerland races during the Digital Swiss 5 virtual cycling pro race that replaces the Tour de Suisse, which was cancelled due to the coronavirus, at his home in Naters, Switzerland April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Elite Cuban triathlete Leslie Amat trains on the roof of her home in Havana, Cuba, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Elite Cuban triathlete Leslie Amat trains on the roof of her home in Havana, Cuba, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Elite Cuban triathlete Leslie Amat trains on the roof of her home in Havana, Cuba, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
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Clara Neumann, gymnast of the sports club Dresdner SC, trains in her parent's garden in Dresden, Germany, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Clara Neumann, gymnast of the sports club Dresdner SC, trains in her parent's garden in Dresden, Germany, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Clara Neumann, gymnast of the sports club Dresdner SC, trains in her parent's garden in Dresden, Germany, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel
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Louis Deletraz, reserve driver for Haas Formula One team and F2 racer, trains on the simulator at his parent's home in Veyrier near Geneva, Switzerland, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Louis Deletraz, reserve driver for Haas Formula One team and F2 racer, trains on the simulator at his parent's home in Veyrier near Geneva, Switzerland, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Louis Deletraz, reserve driver for Haas Formula One team and F2 racer, trains on the simulator at his parent's home in Veyrier near Geneva, Switzerland, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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Hadeel Alami, a Jordanian judo practitioner, uses the sofa as a part of her training at her home in Amman, Jordan, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Hadeel Alami, a Jordanian judo practitioner, uses the sofa as a part of her training at her home in Amman, Jordan, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Hadeel Alami, a Jordanian judo practitioner, uses the sofa as a part of her training at her home in Amman, Jordan, April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Danish Taekwondo fighter Rasmus Holm participates in the Danish Championships in poomsae, which is the technical variant of taekwondo, on a video he records using his smartphone in his living room at home in Aarhus, Denmark April 1, 2020. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Danish Taekwondo fighter Rasmus Holm participates in the Danish Championships in poomsae, which is the technical variant of taekwondo, on a video he records using his smartphone in his living room at home in Aarhus, Denmark April 1, 2020. Henning...more

Danish Taekwondo fighter Rasmus Holm participates in the Danish Championships in poomsae, which is the technical variant of taekwondo, on a video he records using his smartphone in his living room at home in Aarhus, Denmark April 1, 2020. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS
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Iman Avdic, national multiple swimming record holder, maintains her form by practicing in a small plastic pool inside an improvised greenhouse in her grandfather's orchard in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Iman Avdic, national multiple swimming record holder, maintains her form by practicing in a small plastic pool inside an improvised greenhouse in her grandfather's orchard in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Iman Avdic, national multiple swimming record holder, maintains her form by practicing in a small plastic pool inside an improvised greenhouse in her grandfather's orchard in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina April 23, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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Polish discus thrower and two-time Olympic silver medalist Piotr Malachowski trains in a parking lot in Warsaw, Poland, March 20, 2020. Malachowski had to loan the gear from a gym due to the closure of sports facilities.  REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Polish discus thrower and two-time Olympic silver medalist Piotr Malachowski trains in a parking lot in Warsaw, Poland, March 20, 2020. Malachowski had to loan the gear from a gym due to the closure of sports facilities.  REUTERS/Aleksandra...more

Polish discus thrower and two-time Olympic silver medalist Piotr Malachowski trains in a parking lot in Warsaw, Poland, March 20, 2020. Malachowski had to loan the gear from a gym due to the closure of sports facilities.  REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel
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Javelin world champion Kelsey-Lee Barber gets a sports massage from husband and coach Mike Barber inside their home, as Barber is not seeing her usual massage therapist, in Canberra, Australia, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Javelin world champion Kelsey-Lee Barber gets a sports massage from husband and coach Mike Barber inside their home, as Barber is not seeing her usual massage therapist, in Canberra, Australia, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Javelin world champion Kelsey-Lee Barber gets a sports massage from husband and coach Mike Barber inside their home, as Barber is not seeing her usual massage therapist, in Canberra, Australia, April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
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Bahraini triathlete Sameera Al Bitar, wearing gloves and a mask, takes her bicycle out of her car as she prepares for a training session, in Manama, Bahrain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahraini triathlete Sameera Al Bitar, wearing gloves and a mask, takes her bicycle out of her car as she prepares for a training session, in Manama, Bahrain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Bahraini triathlete Sameera Al Bitar, wearing gloves and a mask, takes her bicycle out of her car as she prepares for a training session, in Manama, Bahrain, April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Paddler Kaelin Friedenson walks across a median before participating in timed practice runs in the Potomac River in Bethesda, Maryland, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Paddler Kaelin Friedenson walks across a median before participating in timed practice runs in the Potomac River in Bethesda, Maryland, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Paddler Kaelin Friedenson walks across a median before participating in timed practice runs in the Potomac River in Bethesda, Maryland, March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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