The canoeist, who is looking for his fifth Olympic metal, assures that he now has extra motivation, but that the important thing before is that “we all overcome this virus”
The cataract of reactions to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to the summer of 2021 by the coronavirus was immediate. One of those who gave his opinion was Saúl Craviotto, a canoeist who is surely the Spanish flag bearer and who aspires to make history in the capital of Japan with a fifth medal. In a video (it can be seen in full below) he says that delaying the Olympic event is the most sensible thing because it was very hasty to play it on the scheduled date or in November or December. “What all of humanity has to do now is focus on curing this, in overcoming this virus, that we are going to be able to with it for sure ”, he affirms. “As athletes, reset, change the chip and now look to next year. Now it is a hard blow, I have been preparing for this test for many years, but I face it with extra motivation. That they take away your sleep from one day to the next is hard, but that is in the background now, the important thing is the people, ”he insists.
For Craviotto it is about drawing positive conclusions from all this. “It is going to be the most difficult year of my life because I am going to leave my soul, my skin, to contribute my grain of sand and try to give a joy to my country and bring a medal to Spain. If I can get the Spaniards to their feet, thanks to a medal from us or from my colleagues, we will be delighted“