The COVID-19 quarantine has affected the ability of athletes to recover from injuries, a Turkish Olympic gold medalist wrestler told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

Taha Akgul, 29, said he is at home because of the pandemic and is unable to complete his rehabilitation.

The winner of the 125 kg freestyle in the 2016 Rio Games underwent surgery late December because of a shoulder injury.

“In this process I was going out for treatment. And it was left half finished. But I am doing [shoulder] exercises at home,” he said but acknowledged it is not enough as the sport requires

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