USA Top weightlifting athletes, Mattie Rogers and Katherine Nye expressed their views recently.
While working for years to get on the mark, but faced disappointment being so close to the target.
Nobody is sure about the commencement of the event next year, and things are still in question
Mattie Rogers is 24 years athlete, Weight Lifter, American record holder in snatch and Clean & Jerk.
It's a privilege for her to be in addition to the junior Pan-American competition.
It is a very tough situation for everyone, with athletes waiting for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
There is a way of resentment and disappointment among the elite players.
Mattie views on Instagram about the Olympics not happening.
I don’t think there’s any way to address this without pissing people off but I’m going to try my best to share my honest thoughts. Before I go into this, per comments on my last post, I prioritize the health and well-being of every single person on this planet. No one person is more important or worthy of life than the next. Of course, during this trying time, our collective goal should be to protect the vulnerable, lift up essential workers, and do our part by staying home. That is what I’m doing and these things are first and foremost over any other feelings I have.
The Olympics have been postponed officially and will be held sometime next year. Like any human being with emotions, of course I am devastated. This event is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I have trained tirelessly for for the past 4 years. I put work, school, and other life goals on hold for this one event. I have put off surgery (minor, don’t worry) so that I could train without interruption through this summer. I know I’m not alone in disappointment about postponed and cancelled events. It’s normal and we shouldn’t be shamed for feeling bummed-if you are one of those people that are going to tell me I’m selfish for being upset, I will block you. That is NOT healthy and my therapist encouraged me to NOT suppress those feelings, so I expect my kind, loyal followers to do the same.
Honestly, in the end we saw this coming. I respect and agree with the decision whole heartedly, and know that we have bigger battles to fight this year. I will continue to train for the Olympics, whenever they may be held, and stay in compliance with any CDC, WHO, and governmental guidelines to slow the spread of Coronavirus. My thoughts and prayers are with those who are fighting this virus, those on the front lines, and the vulnerable that need the be protected. We must come together and lift these people up.
With that being said, what’s one more year? See you in 2021, Tokyo.
Everyone understands the seriousness of the situation, but for Mattie, it's shuttering. She was preparing for the challenge from the past seven years.
Katherine Nye is just 21 years old Elite player.
Katherine Nye has the Crown of the world championship and got selected as IWF's lifters of the year in 2019.
Another one, as she added in less than 30 lists of Forbes 30 last year as a young, passionate lifter and on the peak of his journey.
Her words posted on Instagram, depicts the picture of her true feelings, like a real athlete player.
She sacrificed many things along the way, and still got this limbo position.
Things are on hold for some time, and she is trying to get over to this.
Katherine Nye and Mattie Rogers have a bright future ahead, as among the top-level athletes.
Both of them can compete and stand among the achievers.
They were in charge of showing their power to the world.
These sudden happenings changed the situation for all.
Millions of people are in the war zone due to the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus, and it is devastating to face this pandemic on such a vast scale.
All the major sports events postponed until next year, no other way out.
The Tokyo Olympics 2020 scheduled for July are landed to the 2021 but not after summers, still not clear what comes up next.
Things are not going so well yet; the only way to control the spreading of the virus is through cut down the gatherings.
It was a wise decision for safety purposes but disheartened for sports lovers.
This unavoidable situation is causing anxiety among the players as well.
It is chaotic and can't resolve so quickly and leaving people with unexplainable pressures.
An anxious wait is again started and devastating for the players.
How hard they worked to get here worked relentlessly to train and achieves fitness goals.
Let's see when things get back to normal, hopefully soon.
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