CASCO – With the start of the Major League Baseball season being pushed back until mid-May at the earliest and the NBA and NHL seasons done for right now, could the summer Olympics be next?
“It would be devastating if it was cancelled,” Casco native and former NCAA Division I long jump champion, Kate Hall, said.
Hall is one of the top long jumpers in the world and has been working non-stop with one goal in mind, qualifying for the 2020 summer games.
“I’m proceeding as planned at this point and training hard and getting ready,” Hall said.
With the NCAA cancelling its spring sports season and schools all across the country on lockdown, Hall says training for the Olympics has been challenging to say the least.
“For the professional athletes a lot of them will go to the big invitationals that hold so at this point there are no more of those going on and so that effects my season where a lot of the professionals can’t even go and compete,” Hall said.
Hall0 is hopeful things will get back to normal soon and the games will go on, but she’s fearing the worst.
“Yeah I’m thinking about the Olympics being cancelled every day and I’m kind of saying anything but that even if its postponed in my mind it’s way better than being cancelled,” she added.
But until she hears otherwise, it’s full steam ahead.
“Right now there’s no decisions being made so I’m not changing anything about my training I’m just focusing on that and just telling myself that everything right now is going as planned and that’s the focus,” Hall added.