Central Florida Olympian reacts to postponement of Tokyo Games


COMING UP AT 4:30, WE TAKE A
LOOK AT HOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE
HOPING TO KEEP UP WITH THE HIGH LOOK AT HOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE
HOPING TO KEEP UP WITH THE HIGH
NUMBER OF STUDENTS GETTING FREE HOPING TO KEEP UP WITH THE HIGH
NUMBER OF STUDENTS GETTING FREE
MEALS. NUMBER OF STUDENTS GETTING FREE
MEALS.
>>>WELL, THE TOKYO SUMMER MEALS.
>>>WELL, THE TOKYO SUMMER
OLYMPIC GAMES WON’T BE THIS>>>WELL, THE TOKYO SUMMER
OLYMPIC GAMES WON’T BE THIS
SUMMER BECAUSE OF COVID-19. OLYMPIC GAMES WON’T BE THIS
SUMMER BECAUSE OF COVID-19.
>>Lisa: THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER BECAUSE OF COVID-19.
>>Lisa: THE INTERNATIONAL
OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED A>>Lisa: THE INTERNATIONAL
OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED A
DECISION TO POSTPONE THE 2020 OLYMPIC COMMITTEE ANNOUNCED A
DECISION TO POSTPONE THE 2020
GAMES UNTIL NEXT YEAR. DECISION TO POSTPONE THE 2020
GAMES UNTIL NEXT YEAR.
>>Julie: MANY ATHLETES HAD BEEN GAMES UNTIL NEXT YEAR.
>>Julie: MANY ATHLETES HAD BEEN
BRACING FOR THIS NEWS, INCLUDING>>Julie: MANY ATHLETES HAD BEEN
BRACING FOR THIS NEWS, INCLUDING
ONES RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL BRACING FOR THIS NEWS, INCLUDING
ONES RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL
FLORIDA. ONES RIGHT HERE IN CENTRAL
FLORIDA.
CLAY LePARD REACHED OUT TO LOCAL FLORIDA.
CLAY LePARD REACHED OUT TO LOCAL
ATHLETES ABOUT THE DELAY IN THE CLAY LePARD REACHED OUT TO LOCAL
ATHLETES ABOUT THE DELAY IN THE
GAMES. ATHLETES ABOUT THE DELAY IN THE
GAMES.
>>Reporter: SPEAKING FROM HER GAMES.
>>Reporter: SPEAKING FROM HER
HOME IN SEMINOLE COUNTY, SHONTAE>>Reporter: SPEAKING FROM HER
HOME IN SEMINOLE COUNTY, SHONTAE
LOWE SAYS IT’S BEEN AN EMOTIONAL HOME IN SEMINOLE COUNTY, SHONTAE
LOWE SAYS IT’S BEEN AN EMOTIONAL
ROLLER COASTER. LOWE SAYS IT’S BEEN AN EMOTIONAL
ROLLER COASTER.
SHE HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR A ROLLER COASTER.
SHE HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR A
FIFTH IN HIGH JUMP. SHE HAD BEEN PREPARING FOR A
FIFTH IN HIGH JUMP.
THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RELEASED A FIFTH IN HIGH JUMP.
THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RELEASED A
STATEMENT SAYING IN PART THEY’LL THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RELEASED A
STATEMENT SAYING IN PART THEY’LL
PUSH BACK THE GAMES TO NO LATER STATEMENT SAYING IN PART THEY’LL
PUSH BACK THE GAMES TO NO LATER
THAN 2021. PUSH BACK THE GAMES TO NO LATER
THAN 2021.
THE MOVE COMES AS THE NEW HURDLE THAN 2021.
THE MOVE COMES AS THE NEW HURDLE
FOR THE 2012 BRONZE MEDALIST WAS THE MOVE COMES AS THE NEW HURDLE
FOR THE 2012 BRONZE MEDALIST WAS
DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER FOR THE 2012 BRONZE MEDALIST WAS
DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER
LAST YEAR. DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER
LAST YEAR.
>>I’VE BEEN TRAINING FOR IT LAST YEAR.
>>I’VE BEEN TRAINING FOR IT
SINCE CHEMO.>>I’VE BEEN TRAINING FOR IT
SINCE CHEMO.
NOW I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR. SINCE CHEMO.
NOW I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR.
>>Reporter: WHILE THE DELAY IS NOW I HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER YEAR.
>>Reporter: WHILE THE DELAY IS
NOT IDEAL, SHE ADMITS HAVING THE>>Reporter: WHILE THE DELAY IS
NOT IDEAL, SHE ADMITS HAVING THE
OLYMPICS THIS SUMMER WOULD HAVE NOT IDEAL, SHE ADMITS HAVING THE
OLYMPICS THIS SUMMER WOULD HAVE
LIKELY DONE MORE HARM THAN GOOD. OLYMPICS THIS SUMMER WOULD HAVE
LIKELY DONE MORE HARM THAN GOOD.
>>AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO GO AND LIKELY DONE MORE HARM THAN GOOD.
>>AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO GO AND
AS HARD AS I’VE BEEN WORKING TO>>AS MUCH AS I WANTED TO GO AND
AS HARD AS I’VE BEEN WORKING TO
GET THERE, IT DIDN’T SEEM LIKE A AS HARD AS I’VE BEEN WORKING TO
GET THERE, IT DIDN’T SEEM LIKE A
WISE DECISION FOR IT TO GET THERE, IT DIDN’T SEEM LIKE A
WISE DECISION FOR IT TO
CONTINUE. WISE DECISION FOR IT TO
CONTINUE.
>>Reporter: GOING FORWARD, CONTINUE.
>>Reporter: GOING FORWARD,
TRAINING WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR>>Reporter: GOING FORWARD,
TRAINING WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR
LOWE AS SHE PRACTICES FOR MORE TRAINING WILL BE DIFFERENT FOR
LOWE AS SHE PRACTICES FOR MORE
THAN JUST HER COUNTRY, COMPETING LOWE AS SHE PRACTICES FOR MORE
THAN JUST HER COUNTRY, COMPETING
FOR HER HEALTH AS WELL. THAN JUST HER COUNTRY, COMPETING
FOR HER HEALTH AS WELL.
>>I’M GOING TO HAVE TO FIND A FOR HER HEALTH AS WELL.
>>I’M GOING TO HAVE TO FIND A
WAY TO TRAIN AND STILL STAY

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