Chemnitz (dpa) – Former world shot put champion Christina Schwanitz is increasingly losing interest in participating in the 2021 Olympics.
“Tokyo no longer plays that role for me. This back and forth, this maybe and maybe not, is not motivation,” said the 34-year-old from LV 90 Erzgebirge of the “Free Press” in Chemnitz. Just a month ago, the sixth at the Olympic Games of the Games in Rio de Janeiro, in an interview with the German news agency stated that Tokyo was her big goal.
But the uncertainties posed by the coronavirus pandemic nearly destroyed the upcoming Olympic dream. “Tokyo will certainly continue, but it will be a competition like any other. It has nothing to do with the Olympic spirit, the glamor, the unifying, the extraordinary,” said the mother of three and a half-year-old twins who, thanks to the Corona Measures, have more than normal.
Schwanitz, who was only able to resume training in October due to injuries and rehabilitation measures, has not lost the pleasure of her sport. “The ball is flying on its own right now, so the world is fine,” said Schwanitz, who will initially focus on the European Indoor Championships in March in Torun, Poland.