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German canoe sprinters preparing for Tokyo on water and snow

German canoe sprinters preparing for Tokyo on water and snow 15.1.2021

Athletes are preparing for the upcoming season and Tokyo Olympic Games as everyone hopes this year's competitions will be held despite the difficult situation. German canoe sprint team is in full training process with training camps on snow and water.

German canoe sprint paddlers needed to change their usual fall/winter training base because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The first major training camp took place between November 19 and December 7 in Turkey. In the previous years, they trained in United States of America, more precisely in Florida, but the situation forced them to find an alternative.
They have found it in Belek, Turkey, where safety standards for the athletes were on a very high level. Besides German team also paddlers from Russia and Ukraine trained there. The teams were separated in their own hotel wing, so they were able to concentrate on trainings with safety insured.
After the return to Germany and before the holidays they stayed and trained in their local Olympic bases. Just after the New year they have travelled to Davos for the high-altitude training camp at almost 2000 metres altitude.
The training camp on snow has come to an end, but the stay in Germany will be short. The second part of the training camp in Belek is just around the corner and will end on February 19. The fine tuning of the base from winter months will come in April with training camp near Porto, Portugal.
If the Olympic Games will be held, the team will travel to Japan in mid-July for the acclimatisation in Tokushima before moving to the Olympic Village.



Source: https://www.rheinische-anzeigenblaetter.de/mein-blatt/schaufenster-bonn/lokalsport-schaufenster-bonn/trainingslager-das-kanu-rennsport-team-deutschland-macht-sich-bereit-fuer-olympia-2021-37923724



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