Episode from the podcastThe CBS Mornings Podcast

Postponed 2020 Olympics Test Athletes In a Whole New Way

Released Wednesday, 16th September 2020
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When the 2020 Tokyo Olympics were postponed until next summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, gymnast Laurie Hernandez and runner Kyle Merber found themselves in unchartered water. They shared the physical, emotional and financial challenges delaying the games have had with CBS News correspondent Nancy Chen. Gold and silver medalist Hernandez, part of the Final Five in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, says she's using the extra year to prepare for her comeback. Twenty-nine year old runner Merber, who helped set a world record in 2015, was hoping to qualify for his first Olympic team this year. Merber told Chen how he's come to terms with the fact he may not achieve his Olympic dream.

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