Going for Olympic gold is well worth Covid-19 risk says world champion Anderson Peters

By February 03, 2021

Anderson Peters, the 2019 World Championships javelin gold medalists believes it is well worth the risk travelling to Japan to compete at the Olympic Games this summer, despite the threat posed to his safety by the Covid-19 virus.

Peters, 23, who is eager to add an Olympic title to his World, Pan American and NACAC titles, admits to Sportsmax.TV that he is concerned about his safety, especially against the backdrop of news of recent spikes in Japan that have organizers questioning whether the Games that were postponed from last summer, should go ahead this year.

However, according to the Grenadian national record holder, he believes “there is no reward without great risk.”

“I am concerned about my safety but if we take the vaccine and take the necessary precaution we are going to be fine,” he said.

“Who would pass up the chance to compete at the Olympics. I can’t have Covid for the rest of my life but I will be Olympic champion for the rest of my life.”

Peters said he is stronger than ever after recovering from knee surgery done in October 2019, and under the guidance of Paul Phillips at the Mississippi State University (MSU), he has been putting up numbers in training like he never had before.

“I am stronger. The task is on me and my coach to transition that strength into my throws,” he said.

 

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