Danish athletes utilize early OL-excision

Skeetskytten Jesper Hansen and bordtennisspilleren Jonathan Groth can already concentrate fully on the OLYMPICS. There are still 218 days until the next summe

Danish athletes utilize early OL-excision

Skeetskytten Jesper Hansen and bordtennisspilleren Jonathan Groth can already concentrate fully on the OLYMPICS.

There are still 218 days until the next summer OLYMPICS in Tokyo, but for many of the Danish athletes, the preparations are already starting.

Wednesday was almost 150 practitioners in the game for participation at the OLYMPIC games and Paralympic Games (PL), gathered at the Experimentarium in Hellerup to some of the first comprehensive preparations across sports.

Some are on the springboard to participation, the other is the formality of a ticket, while some have already officially qualified for the OLYMPICS or PL.

Including bordtennisspilleren Jonathan Groth and skeetskytten Jesper Hansen, who were both officially selected in november.

They were both present in the Experimentarium, which with årsprojektet "Let the games begin" has an ambition to be the place where Denmark's population can experience the OL and PL.

Jesper Hansen stresses that it is a luksussituation to have a participation in the space already.

- We start already in January the build up towards the OLYMPICS, and it is difficult, if you do not know whether you are selected or not. So it is very important to have got the space already, " says Jesper Hansen.

the Preparations for Tokyo, among other things, over Australia, where there will be a training camp for 14 days. The destination is chosen on the basis of that there is the same humidity and heat, as there will be during the OLYMPICS.

- to be tested many things, among other things, to lift the rifle. When it starts to get wet, hang the rifle fixed. Therefore, we must have other clothing with longer sleeves, so it does not get stuck in the skin.

- Although both the european championship and World Cup, rates I not to formtoppe before the OLYMPICS, as much to be tested, says Jesper Hansen, who was number five at the OLYMPIC games in Rio in 2016.

Jonathan Groth secured an OLYMPIC place with his second place finish at this summer's European Games, and he was officially awarded the OLYMPICS-the ticket a month ago.

- This has meant that I could focus on to improve some weaknesses in my game and not have needed to be just as focused on results. The option has not so often, says Jonathan Groth.

the OLYMPICS in Tokyo run from 24. July to 9. august next summer.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 18:00

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