Sarah Kohler on postponing the Olympic Games: “More important problems”

Berlin – Germany’s world-class swimmer Sarah Kohler welcomes the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 despite her good physical condition.

«We didn’t have much influence on it anyway. I found the situation with the virus more difficult. You felt so powerless, “said the 25-year-old Hanau native in the documentary” The burst dream of Tokyo? ” on hr television on Saturday.


“I believe that there are simply more important problems at the moment than sport and the postponement of the Olympic Games,” said Koehler about the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Summer Games until 2021. Hessin, who now lives in Magdeburg, set a world record for the 1500 meter freestyle at the short course championships in Berlin in November 2019 and was considered the German medal hope in the swimming competitions for the games in Tokyo.

Due to the corona pandemic, the IOC, the organizers, and the Japanese government decided after a long delay to postpone the summer games by one year. Olympia in Tokyo is scheduled to open on July 23, 2021.