Here’s how athletes are training for postponed Olympics during COVID-19 pandemic

The rescheduling of the 2020 Olympic Games due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) might mean that athletes have more time to train, but quarantine conditions and the spread of the virus have also made it harder to train in the traditional manner to which these athletes are accustomed.

Olympic hopefuls have been forced to get creative with their training, and many have posted the results to social media. Some of these videos are legitimate training sessions, while others are just a bit silly. A lot of them include items found around the house — including, of course, toilet paper.

Here’s how Olympians are staying fit during the coronavirus:

Lolo Jones

American hurdler, 3-time Olympian

April Ross

American beach volleyball player, 2-time Olympic medalist

It’s getting weird, but we staying ready! 💪🏼🤪❎ ⠀⠀ Drill by @rawrcarson 🤯 ⠀⠀ 💽: Roses (Imanbek remix) by SAINt JHN

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Sharon van Rouwendaal 

Dutch swimmer, 2016 open-water gold medalist

Katie Ledecky

American swimmer, 5-time Olympic medalist

Brooke Raboutou  

First American climber to qualify for the Olympics 

Climbing will debut at the Olympics in 2021

Tour de my house✔️ • In all seriousness though, I am lucky enough to have a home wall in my basement and am very thankful for it in hard times like this. I know that not many people are fortunate enough to have a home wall, but there are other ways to train at home and keep it fun! As important as it is to distance ourselves physically and #stayhome, it is important not to distance ourselves mentally. Call the ones you love and take care of yourselves. 🥰

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Tour de my kitchen✔️ • Don’t worry, I washed the counter 3 times after this. • Ft. the new @lasportivagram comp solutions, tested on this comp climb😉

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Roger Federer

Swiss tennis player, 2-time Olympic medalist

Gemma Louise Howell

British judoka

Paul Chelimo

American track runner, Olympic silver medalist 

Max Whitlock 

British gymnast, 5-time Olympic medalist

Evita Griskenas

American rhythmic gymnast

Improv gymnastics combination ft #Toiletpaper roll 😁 (pun intended) – The journey to #Tokyo2020 doesn’t stop @olympics @usagymrg @usagym @teamusa @figymnastics – #quarantine #Covid19 #home #rg #rhythmicgymnastics #talestotokyo #Ball #exercise #stayhealthy #workout #dance #Doyoursportwithtoiletpaper #toiletpaperchallenge –

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Emma Carr

Canadian softball player

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