WATCH: Holding camp is vital to Chalmers ahead of Olympics

CAM CHALMERS has been applying the finishing touches in Yokohama ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening officially tomorrow.

Cameron Chalmers (front) and his teammates at the Team GB holding camp in Yokohama ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Picture from @CamChalmers400, 29787184)
Cameron Chalmers (front) and his teammates at the Team GB holding camp in Yokohama ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. (Picture from @CamChalmers400, 29787184)

The Guernseyman, who features in Great Britain’s 4x400m squad, has been training with his teammates under the hot Japanese sun and could be competing at the highest level of global sport as early as next Friday.

His vivid social media images of a lush blue Todoroki Stadium oval contrast with the gloomy outlook created just days ago when six GB track and field athletes were forced into isolation by a positive Covid test on their flight. They have all returned negative PCR tests and the situation appears to be contained.

‘Training going well at holding camp here in Yokohama,’ a thankfully unhindered Chalmers posted on social media.

‘Seem to have got into the time zone very smoothly and got some strong sessions done in the heat already.

‘One more week here before we head to the Olympic village with competition around the corner.’

Before flying over for his long acclimatisation spell, Chalmers expressed his desire to double up across the mixed (30 July heat and 31 July final) and men’s (6 and 7 August) relays.

‘I want to run as much as I can,’ he said in an interview that will be aired on today’s Guernsey Press Sport Podcast.

‘They’ll see how people are going in the holding camp and as always, they pick the team pretty last-minute.

‘Fingers crossed my name’s one of the first on the team sheet and I can get out there and run as fast as I can.’

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