Obviously, the postponement of the Olympic Games has affected my preparation. I was in the final stage before reaching my goal, as there was only one tournament in Belgium that would be decisive for the Olympic qualification, and I was training really intensively for that.
Even though we knew it was the right decision (for the safety of the athletes and workers and spectators etc), and knew the postponement was inevitable, it was quite disheartening. Suddenly this whole crisis became very real to us.
For the coming months I am putting more effort into physical preparation and mental training. Because I cannot fence, and we don’t know yet when we can, I must make the most and take advantage of the time I have.
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