Sunday, July 19, 2020

Apartment Training Ground

"U.S. Olympic fencer Katharine Holmes (L) trains with her boyfriend Tyler Christensen during a training session at her home on May 28, 2020 in Princeton, New Jersey. An Olympian, World Championship gold medalist and Pan American gold medalist - Holmes continues to focus on winning gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics - which have been postponed to 2021 due the coronavirus."

The camera has always been a humble way enter others worlds to visually document.

Sometimes both the subject and photographer aren't aware that those environments will ever actually exist. Case and point for U.S. Olympic fencer Katharine Holmes.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the United States, Holmes had no idea her apartment would be an Olympic training ground for the now postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The epee fencer was training anywhere from 6-8 hours a day at Princeton University before coronavirus, but now continues that intense regime at home.

That includes using her boyfriend, who is a rock climber and ecologist, to stand in for her lessons.

It has been challenging for athletes across the globe that have been training in isolation under strict policies in place due to the virus.

But it has also been inspiring to see them do whatever it takes - and do it whenever they can - to stay in the best shape as possible.


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