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COVID-19: FCT gymnastics coach laments athletes loss of form



FCT gymnastics coach, Rose Verissimo, has revealed that her athletes had been out of form following the indefinite halt of sporting activities due to the Coronavirus outbreak as the situation had led the coaches to begin training afresh.
She explained that the Old Parade Ground is subsequently open, but had to put in place all COVID-19 safety measures to ensure everyone stays safe.
“We have also experienced a reduction in the number of athletes that usually attend training. The gymnasts are usually about 40, but now they are less than 15, we just want to concentrate on these ones around which makes it a tough job on our hands because the gymnasts are already dipped in form”.
“We have to start all over again with endurance training and all that since they’ve (athletes) been inactive for a long time,’’ she said.
Verissimo further stated that the athletes were training ahead of a possible 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) with the 20th NSF scheduled for April but was canceled due to the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.


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