“The age factor is crucial, but other elements also count, such as the preparation and the impact of Covid. So the twelve months more of the Olympics can shift the balance”
How much does an extra year weigh in an athlete’s life? The first thing we must say is that it weighs differently from 20 to 21 rather than from 30 to 31. In disciplines where the difference is made by the hundredths of a second twelve months more, for an Olympics from 2020 to 2021, it can mean a lot.