A second chance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
By far the largest event to fall victim to COVID-19 was the 2020 Olympics. The announcement sent shockwaves around the world and it affected elite athletes all over the globe. Whether the announcement was a positive or negative is dependent on the athlete and their personal circumstances.
For example, Sport Endorse athletes Liam Jegou (C1 Canoe Slalom), Jack Wooley (Taekwondo) and Nhat Nguyen (Badminton) are making the most of it. Using the enforced lockdown as a chance to train for an extended period time. Their hard work is paying off as Liam qualified for the games with a gold medal at the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup last year (A first for Ireland), Jack has qualified and is the first Irishman to compete in Taekwondo at the Olympics and Nhat has recently been selected for the FBD ‘Make a Difference’ Programme. The programme aims to financially assist Irish athletes on their journey to the Olympics. Nhat is currently sitting in a qualification position for the games. Nhat is ranked 25th out of the 38 qualification places available.
Check out Liam Jegou’s winning run at the Canoe Slalom World Cup below!