The path to the Tokyo Olympics for Australia’s relay teams ideal obtained more advanced with COVID-19 concerns denying them an opportunity to qualify next month in Europe.
Athletics Australia (AA) on Sunday acknowledged a workforce would no longer be sent to the World Athletics Relay Championships in Poland on Might 1-2, attributable to COVID-19 concerns.
The resolution modified into once made with safety of the athletes paramount and most efficient after string consideration of the connected dangers with travelling to Europe and the quarantine requirements on return to Australia.
Athletics Australia CEO Darren Gocher acknowledged the withdrawal is a blow for athletes.
“It’s frequently disappointing to withdraw a workforce from a essential tournament nonetheless we imagine the resolution is in essentially the most efficient interest of the health and safety of our athletes, workers and coaches,” Gocher acknowledged.
“We acknowledge the work World Athletics is doing in trying to protect a actual tournament before the Tokyo Olympics, nonetheless after looking out for the advice of clinical professionals and focused on health dangers, unusual authorities advice and the must quarantine upon return to Australia, it modified into once firm it is far no longer viable or safe to plug to Poland for this tournament.”
AA is planning to host relay particular events in June with the toughen of Oceania Athletics, to present Australia’s relay teams a shot at assembly the qualifying requirements for July’s Games in Tokyo.