Coronavirus: Professional athletes train in lockdown


In the UK and beyond, professional and Olympic athletes have been striving to maintain their strict training regimes, whilst adhering to lockdown restrictions.

Here are photos taken in May showing how some athletes have been maintaining their training routines.

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Climber Petra Klingler trains at home in Bern, Switzerland

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An athlete balances on a pilates ball while practising with a canoe paddle

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Molly Darlington/ Reuters

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British wheelchair racers Hannah Cockroft and her partner Nathan Maguire train at their home in Chester

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Team GB gymnast Dominick Cunningham trains at a horse stable in Walsall, UK

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Team GB Diver James Heatly trains as his parents look on at his home in Balerno, Scotland

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Olympic and World Champion long-distance runner Sir Mo Farah exercises in Richmond Park, London

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Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch rides in a virtual reality simulator as she trains in her home in Gruenwald near Munich, Germany

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British tennis player Dominic Inglot practises in his garden in London

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Team GB climber Imogen Horrocks trains on a climbing wall she built in her garden at her parents home in Bordon

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Italian judo gold medalist Fabio Basile trains at an Olympic centre near Rome after Italian authorities allowed athletes to train individually at the venue

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Team GB Sprinter Ashleigh Nelson trains at Chingford Golf Course

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Team GB Rower Liam Heath trains at his in Guilford

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Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig works out at his parents’ farm in Castle Douglas, Scotland

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