Danish OLYMPIC hope in quarantine: the Coach at the hospital

- I could not throw my older brother out of the apartment, and then offered Hvidovre Hospital, that I might be isolated here. I am looking forward to the 18. ma

Danish OLYMPIC hope in quarantine: the Coach at the hospital

- I could not throw my older brother out of the apartment, and then offered Hvidovre Hospital, that I might be isolated here. I am looking forward to the 18. ma

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
09 mart 2020 Monday 16:00
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Danish OLYMPIC hope in quarantine: the Coach at the hospital

- I could not throw my older brother out of the apartment, and then offered Hvidovre Hospital, that I might be isolated here. I am looking forward to the 18. march. I will be released!

Jimmi Therkelsen have had a more enjoyable hotel stay than the ’cell’, he right now is located in. The 28-year-old BMX-rider chasing qualification for the OLYMPICS, but he misses due to corona 14 important days in his preparations.

Sunday he had scheduled to fly to Houston to train on the course where the WORLD championships are run in late may – and the riders have the last chance to harvest points in the effort to come to Tokyo.

But he is not completely cut off from the workout.

I have my BMX bike with the cash machine in the hotel rooms. I have spurtruller, dumbbells and foamruller and can run intervals, and running inside in the room, so completely hopeless it is not.

the atmosphere is not a bit close...

- Yes, it will be nice and damp on the windows, and since I only have one set of clothes, is here also to be really nice. I should have enough to consider, if I can get washed in one way or another. On the other hand there are no people who see me, tells Jimmi Therkelsen inside from the bike-the cell.

Jimmi Therkelsen keep up good courage while he is anxiously waiting for the release 18. march. Photo: Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix

the Food will be brought to the door, the staff of banks and is, of course, wearing gloves and all, to the profession of. People also keep a nice distance for me, and that's how it should be. I'm not infected with corona, but it is not for fun, I'm here.

It was a cancelled flight from Porto to Frankfurt, which claimed the lives of an annoying detour around Moscow.

We flew on Monday to the Copenhagen than Milan, and I contacted in fact, even the authorities on Wednesday morning to check whether there was a problem in it. They said no – but the same evening I was rung up and asked to get to Hvidovre. It turned out that we had been sitting close to a passenger who turned out to be hit.

Jimmi Therkelsen is a preliminary fine in the game on the final to get an OLYMPICS ticket.

Sunday was Jimmi be flown to Houston to train on the WORLD cup circuit. Instead, he must provide the gas on its act in Hvidovre. Photo: Private

- of course It is super annoying, I don't get tested the WORLD cup circuit. But my plan A is to continue to retrieve as many points in three world cup weekends and in the three-four other races that I should be more or less safe at the OLYMPICS, when we come to the WORLD cup.

- It looks very good, but of course never. I have dreamed of the OLYMPICS my entire life, and I was close to four years ago. This time it should preferably succeed, says the 28-year-old toolmaker, who usually share the apartment on Amager with a brother and working in Ringsted.

How had you it on Thursday when corona really occupied Denmark?

- I saw it on tv and just think, that if these actions are necessary, then I can well understand it. I have respect for corona, and I would really have it bad, if I was to infect someone, because I was careless. Therefore, I have chosen to go into voluntary isolation, although it has big implications for me.

Cycling - 5. mar. 2020 - pm. 11:57 the OLYMPICS-hope in the corona-isolation on the Danish hospital

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Updated: 09.03.2020 16:00
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