World and Olympic champion Mutaz Barshim shares how he maintains in the house during the coronavirus (COVID-19) virus outbreak in Qatar.
Mutaz Barshim: yes I'm complying with the rules when it comes to health and safety nothing else matters.
Mutaz Barshim: because it’s a matter that concerns us all and we need everybody’s collaboration and support, we need to be united to overcome this situation.
Mutaz Barshim: yes I believe so, but I think it will change things for the better. The situation, as bad as it is Healthwise, it brought everyone closer together and think this will continue to be the case even after recovery. It’s like humanity has been given a new life, and humankind will stop taking everything for granted moving forward.
Mutaz Barshim: nothing special really. I start my day with praying, training and using the time to do some activities at home. I clean my office, decorate the house, play games and no wi can say I have more time to answer more emails.
Mutaz Barshim: you still can do so many things at home. Training and activities at home are still an easy option when staying in. Even if it’s just 1 hour a day make sure to stay active.
Mutaz Barshim: I'm doing a lot of painting, putting paints up the wall. And well, cooking!
Mutaz Barshim: for the moment I can do nothing to replace competitions, but we are all here in the same situation. We just have to keep on training until we can compete again.
Mutaz Barshim: I don't know much about e-sport, I’m not a big fan of video games
Mutaz Barshim: monopoly, cards, jenga, uno. These games allow for more and better quality times with family than video games.
Mutaz Barshim: the current situation is affecting everyone, but different people from diverse work fields and professions, each of them are suffering from the impact this virus is having on our lives.
Mutaz Barshim: The IOC has announced that the Summer Olympics will be postponed to summer of 2021. I just need to prepare myself and keep on training harder like all my fellow athletes are doing.
Mutaz Barshim: I will do my best on the things I can change and try to stay healthy and prepared. I would prefer not to distract myself with things and situations that are out of my hand and stay focused on training.
Mutaz Barshim: I can’t do my normal training these days, it's a new situation we just do our best and hope for the best.
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