Kevin Mayer is an amazing athlete. The WR holder in the decathlon is a French superstar. But, he is in a quandry. How does he qualify for 2020 Tokyo when, last Friday, US President Trump shut down travel from Europe (includng France). On Monday, 16 March 2020, French President Macron put all of France under lockdown, except for food shopping and help of those in need.
Kevin Mayer, like many potential Olympians, may not have a chance to even qualify for Tokyo 2020.
Mayer thinks Games should be postponed
MONTPELIER (FRA): Kevin Mayer has said he hopes the Olympic Games are postponed, informs L’Equipe. “I would really like them to postpone the Games,” he said. Mayer does not have the qualifying standard for the decathlon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and will not be able to compete in the two decathlons he had planned in the United States at the start of April. He added: “You have to realise that sport, all of our daily leisure activities, is all very well, but here we are talking about health and the international crisis.”