For the 56 years of the Olympic Games, Japan will yet again host another Summer edition in August of 2020. With a bonus of three new events in town for the Tokyo lineup, swimmers all around are starting preparations for the massive event. For the first time, there will be a women’s 1500, mixed relay and men’s 800. Here are some of the swimmers preparing for the Olympics 2020.
Sun Yang, the three-time defending world champion for the men’s 800 is clearly excited about this event. He told a local broadcasting company that he was hungry and eager for the gold medal in Tokyo. Though Sun is a world champion in the course, he still has his eyes for the prospects of the Tokyo Olympic Games. Mr Yang has gotten the most excellent opportunity of winning the past titles, and he still anticipates swimming in the new event. Additionally, he will also participate in the 400, 200, and 1500.
However, Mr Yang has not been at the top of the game in the 1500s since acquiring the title in 2013 and getting recognition for the world record in the year 2012. He didn’t report for his final in 2015 and later on finished in the 16th position in 2012. There are high hopes that the 800’s in Tokyo Olympics will be his saving grace back to the world titles.
Cate Campbell, the revered Australian sprinter, took an extended period off after the Rio Olympics. Although, she is now back again training with Simon Cusak, her longtime coach. She hasn’t yet fully committed to a full-time grind to get back in shape for the world levels. From some of her interviews, her break involved fun activities such as skydiving, bungee jumping and skiing. According to sources, Cate never got to term with her awful performances in Rio. However, she is currently fully committed to the upcoming Tokyo games.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo, the Dutch swimmer just recently decided to continue her swimming career at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games. Now at her peak years 26, is a stalwart figure in her numerous freestyle sprinting events. Her storied career is worth a tale of a lifetime where she has gotten the chance to rise to huge ranks within the swimming sports. Since her teenage years, Ranomi continues to be a relevant competitor in the game. She has a number of relay and individual world records.
David Boudia, the Olympic gold medalist in 2012, announced his training and come back to the Olympics 2020 games. He publicly announced in a press conference that he had plans to continue training for the great 2020 Olympics. The announcement was done alongside his longtime coach Soldati Adam. Besides, David also stated that he would continue his training at Purdue.