Though he will miss entering the wrestling ring in front of millions this year, a Turkish Olympic silver medalist said Wednesday he supports postponing this summer’s Tokyo games.
“People are facing this coronavirus pandemic, which is affecting the whole world,” Riza Kayaalp told Anadolu Agency.
“The International Olympic Committee postponed the Olympic Games due to the virus, in light of the public health [risk]. Ultimately human life is more important than everything.”
Kayaalp added that the extra time before the games, now due to be held in 2021, may help him tackle some back troubles.
“I believe that I