TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Olympic hopeful Erin Reese is dealing with a new reality after the IOC postponed the Summer Olympic Games that were to be held in Tokyo, Japan starting on July 24th of this year. They will now be held in the summer of 2021. Like many athletes she will have to adjust her training and preparation in order to peak at just the right time. Reese is an All American in the hammer throw and finished 4th in the event at the NCAA Championships in 2019. She will attempt to qualify in that event for next summer’s Olympic Games.
“I was a little disappointed at first obviously it was something that I was really looking forward to but then I got to thinking about it and at the same time it would not have been the same Olympic Games if everyone didn’t have the opportunity to train to their fullest so I understood it. So it changes a little bit because I won’t be training to hit a big mark right now in a meet so we’re kind of taking steps back and getting some physical therapy and trying to get back to the basics a little bit again and build off from there,” she said. The Olympics Games can be seen on WTWO next year.