Grenada’s World Javelin Champion Anderson “Super” Peters is looking forward to competing in the rescheduled 2020 Summer Olympics in July in Tokyo. The 23-year-old based now in the USA is continuing his preparations in his quest for success in the Javelin.
Peters is quoted in a GBN sportscast as saying that risk is necessary and he is prepared to take up the challenge of attending the games. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted preparation by athletes around the world, as well as organisers of the Tokyo Olympics.
The Grenadian won the Javelin at the 2019 World Athletics Championships with a throw of 86.89 meters.
Peters holds an impressive record of achievements: school Record Holder (Javelin) – 87.31m
Grenadian National Record Holder (Javelin) – 87.31m
Freshman Record Holder (Javelin) – 82.82m
SEC Championships Meet Record Holder (Javelin) – 83.35m
NCAA Championships Meet Record Holder (Javelin) – 86.62m
Pan American Games Meet Record Holder (Javelin) – 87.31m
Meanwhile, Officials attending the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics have been told not to sing or chant when supporting athletes, or use public transport without permission, under the first set of rules designed to ensure the Games can take place safely during the coronavirus pandemic.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), and Tokyo 2020 today published the “playbook” for International Federation and technical officials who are due to take part in the Games.
It outlines the rules International Federation and technical officials will be expected to adhere to during the event, which organizers have insisted will go ahead despite the COVID-19 crisis.