Two-time Olympic gold medalist Carli Lloyd, who’s competed in the Olympics for the United States women’s soccer team three times since 2008, says while she was looking forward to continuing the run-up to the Tokyo games and she’s disappointed about the change, she’s thankful the Olympics are being delayed, not altogether canceled. “Our team has been playing very well under our new head coach Vlatko, and I knew we would go into the Olympics prepared and ready,” the 37-year-old tells Allure. “I know Tokyo is going to do an unbelievable job of hosting the Olympics, so to get the opportunity to go a year later, I could not be any happier.
But she also sees this time as a much-needed mental and physical break from her normal intense routine — like an extended “off season. ” Normally, her schedule is full, with training and public appearances from after the New Year until mid-November or December each year. “It is definitely disappointing to not be able to compete this summer, but I like to try to find the silver lining in every situation,” she says. “We can't change what has happened with this unprecedented pandemic — it is a sad time, what is happening around the world, and we all need to adapt and do our part.
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