On the day of the opening ceremonies for the 2020 Olympic Games, we have time to reflect on the journeys that led so many athletes to Tokyo. Loughborough University in England sat down with a number of its Olympic swimmers to dissect their journeys to these delayed 2021 Olympics and what sets them apart physically and mentally.
Videos courtesy of Loughborough University.
Adam Peaty – The elite psychology of an Olympic champion
Louise Hansson‘s journey from Sweden to Tokyo, via LA and Loughborough
Austrian swimmer Felix Auboeck counters jet lag by training on Tokyo time
Marie Wattel aims to end Loughborough stay on a high with Olympic success
Friendly competition pushed Ireland swimmer to qualify for Tokyo