Tokyo Olympics: Can Vincent de Haitre full two Olympics in six months?

Vincent De Haître
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Canada’s Vincent de Haitre had barely received off his bike after the Tokyo 2020 males’s group pursuit last earlier than beginning his bid to qualify for the Winter Olympics in velocity skating.

The 27-year-old hopes to affix the 128 athletes to have competed at summer season and winter Video games – however time is brief.

He would have had a 12 months and a half to arrange, as a substitute of six months, had Tokyo 2020 not have been postponed.

“I will let you know proper now that I am going – I am not giving up now,” he stated.

The Canadian group completed fifth, in a race the place Italy broke their own world record to be topped males’s group pursuit Olympic champions for the primary time in 61 years.

De Haitre’s focus will now flip to Beijing 2022, which begins on 4 February subsequent 12 months.

And he can be hoping for a greater expertise than he had on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the place he completed nineteenth within the males’s 1,000m velocity skating and twenty first within the 1500m race after struggling an ankle damage simply earlier than the Video games.

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