Shooter Paul Adam successfully made into the team for Tokyo Olympics, but has to wait till 2021 because the World’s biggest sports carnival has been postponed to 2021.
A day before the postponement of the event, Shooting Australia were holding their trials to decide on the players who will be going to the Tokyo games.
Adam, who has competed in Rio Olympics 2016, qualified for the event with 14 others shooters.
Adam is finding difficulties to train himself as the novel coronavirus is spreading in the world each passing day. “Our gyms are closed in Australia, my gun club was closed as well, even though I have private access to the club, “Adam said.
“When I am at home I might put my shooting jacket on and just try swinging the gun around, keeping the feeling in my muscles and trying to keep the feeling. But no shooting at the moment and no gym routine,” he added.
Talking about the problems faced by atheletes during this lockdown, Adam said, “With athletes being denied the chance to do what they love during the lockdown they would relish the opportunity to get back into action when given the green light.”
“Maybe when we come back we will be hungry for it and really trying to compete, So next year we might see some world records broken in lots of different events, which would be a pretty cool thing to see.” he added.
He is a propriety is Australian army, and also works as a theatre nurse. Although,q he has not dealt with coronavirus patients so far, he said that there is no let up in the number of people coming through the hospital doors sick and injured.”
“In my hospital we don’t have any COVID cases at the moment, which is great, I am trying to keep it that way, But at the end of the day people are still hurting themselves and getting sick just generally,” he said.
“People are doing a little bit of DIY at home, people are learning to cook, cutting themselves, cutting their tendons, so all that sort of small trauma stuff we get put down for, ” he further added.