Swim Vice World Champion Sarah Köhler would also accept competitions without spectators for her dream of an Olympic medal in Tokyo. “It is a special feeling when the tiers are full. It would be a shame if only a few viewers were admitted for hygiene or safety reasons. But better than not,” said the 26-year-old to the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
After a first disappointment, the postponement of the Summer Olympics (July 23 to August 8, 2021) even gave her something positive. “I was also relieved when the decision was finally made after some back and forth,” said Köhler: “However, the goal now is not to simply postpone the form for a year. I want to be faster next year than it is this year would have been possible. ”
The long time without competitions during the corona crisis was “strange” for her. This was a special challenge for the head. “The goal remains the same. The difficult thing was that from one day to the next there were no intermediate goals,” said Köhler: “There is nothing more to do – but we still have to continue to train fully for games that are now in one and a half Years. “
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