Steve May 27, 2020
Coronavirus: Professional athletes train in lockdown

In the UK and beyond, professional and Olympic athletes have been striving to maintain their strict training regimes, whilst adhering to lockdown restrictions.

Here are photos taken in May showing how some athletes have been maintaining their training routines.

A climber dangles from handles in the ceiling of her living room

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Denis Balibouse/ Reuters

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Climber Petra Klingler trains at home in Bern, Switzerland

Team GB canoeist Mallory Franklin trains in her garden in Cheshunt, UK.

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Matthew Childs/ Reuters

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An athlete balances on a pilates ball while practising with a canoe paddle

Two wheelchair athletes train outside their homes

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Molly Darlington/ Reuters

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British wheelchair racers Hannah Cockroft and her partner Nathan Maguire train at their home in Chester

A gymnast hangs from the rafters of a stable, whilst a horse watches from the side

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Carl Recine/ Reuters

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Team GB gymnast Dominick Cunningham trains at a horse stable in Walsall, UK

A diver practises at home in the garden as his parents look on

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Lee Smith/ Reuters

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Team GB Diver James Heatly trains as his parents look on at his home in Balerno, Scotland

Mo Farah runs in a park near deer

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Dylan Martinez/ Reuters

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Olympic and World Champion long-distance runner Sir Mo Farah exercises in Richmond Park, London

Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch sits in driving simulator whilst wearing a virtual reality headset

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Andreas Gebert/ Reuters

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Formula 3 racer Sophia Floersch rides in a virtual reality simulator as she trains in her home in Gruenwald near Munich, Germany

A tennis player serves a tennis ball in his garden

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Andrew Boyers/ Reuters

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British tennis player Dominic Inglot practises in his garden in London

A climber hangs from an outdoor climbing wall

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Tom Jacobs/ Reuters

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Team GB climber Imogen Horrocks trains on a climbing wall she built in her garden at her parents home in Bordon

An athlete looks to the camera as he trains

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Guglielmo Mangiapane/ Reuters

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Italian judo gold medalist Fabio Basile trains at an Olympic centre near Rome after Italian authorities allowed athletes to train individually at the venue

An athlete does stretches on the grass

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Paul Childs/ Reuters

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Team GB Sprinter Ashleigh Nelson trains at Chingford Golf Course

A rower trains with equipment in his garden

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Matthew Childs/ Reuters

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Team GB Rower Liam Heath trains at his in Guilford

An athlete uses a piece of farm machinery to do pull-ups on

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Lee Smith/ Reuters

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Gloucester and Scotland international rugby player Alex Craig works out at his parents’ farm in Castle Douglas, Scotland

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