Bulgaria’s national rhythmic gymnastics team is set to resume training activities, starting May 13th, the last day of the state of emergency declared in the country 2 months earlier, on March 13th, due to the coronavirus outbreak. This has been made possible after the Ministry of Health approved the Sport Ministry’s plan for future Olympic athletes to continue their preparation for Tokyo 2021 at several sports bases in the country, with several precautionary measures already in place.
The individual rhythmic team will travel to Varna’s “Sportpalace” base where they will be isolated, along with coaches and specialists and no outsiders will be allowed, while the group gymnasts and coaches will remain at the “Rakovski” base in Sofia. All athletes and responsible persons will be tested for COVID-19 before being allowed on the bases.
Also at the “Rakovski” hall training will resume for the artistic gymnastics national team, while “Sportpalace” will welcome as well the badminton, taekwondo WTF, fencing and weightlifting teams.
Among the athletes greenlit to continue preparation for the Olympics are also the national wrestlers, boxers and swimmers, informs “24 Chasa”, citing the Ministry of Sport’s press release.