Working out from home: athletes find creative ways to train – PHOTOS

  23 April 2020    Read: 1089
 Working out from home: athletes find creative ways to train –  PHOTOS

As the coronavirus lockdown extends around the world, athletes continue to find resourceful ways to train and stay fit at home. 

Melissa Wilson, who hopes to make Great Britain’s rowing team at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, performs a homemade circuits session in a forest near her house in Gloucester. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Jana Messerschmidt, the world No 5-ranked woman in karate in the under 55kg weight category, improvises with a tree trunk in her backyard in Cologne .Photograph: Jörg Schüler/Getty Images

Palestinian bodybuilder Ahmed Tlatini uses breeze blocks to train at home in Gaza.Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

Professional boxer Joshua Tukamuhebwa trains outside his home in Naguru, the birthplace for the majority of Uganda’s boxing champions.
Photograph: Sumy Sadurni/AFP/Getty Images

Olympic hopeful judoka Hadeel Alami uses her family’s sofa as a part of her training at home in Amman, Jordan.
Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

France’s Alexandra Recchia, a former karate world champion, trains in the garden of her house in L’Hay-les-Roses near Paris.
Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand middle-distance runner Angie Petty trains on a treadmill in her garage in Christchurch.
Photograph: Kai Schwörer/Getty Images

Irish swimmer Brendan Hyland uses his door handles to improvise training at his home in Dublin.
Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho/Shutterstock

German épée fencer Alexandra Ndolo trains with a self-made dummy fighter in her apartment in Cologne, Germany.
Photograph: Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images

Swiss freestyle skier Fanny Smith, who won ski cross bronze at the last Winter Olympics, improvises her training at home in Villars-sur-Ollon.
Photograph: Anthony Anex/EPA

The Guardian


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