WE’RE used to fencing in the garden… but not shooting!
Britain’s Joe Choong – the world No1 men’s modern pentathlete – has found a novel way to keep training during lockdown.
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Pentathlete Jamie Choong has set-up a shooting range in his garden
Choong is ensuring he keeps his eye in during lockdown
Making use of the warm weather, Choong and his GB team-mate and flatmate Sam Curry have set-up a makeshift shooting range in their own GARDEN in Bath.
But don’t worry – they are using laser-sighted pistols so they won’t be scaring the neighbours or any birds.
The 24-year-old, who was 10th at the Rio 2016 Olympics, will be among the favourites for gold at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Choong told SunSport: “We have to make the most out of a bad situation. It’s not ideal training.
“We have our laser pistols and there are targets we can set up.
“We have a communal garden so it’s big enough to shoot the proper distance – about 10m.
“People who live more centrally in Bath wouldn’t have a garden at all, so it might be difficult.
“It’s impossible to train with horses now – that will change once we get out of lockdown.
“And swimming is completely impossible with no pools open in the country.
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“We have made a home gym, using resistance bands and what little we have.
“The biggest concern during lockdown is making sure we stay disciplined and stay fit and healthy.
“I am lucky I am not an older athlete. For older stars, it will be a massie challenge to go another year and stay in shape.”
Source: Athletics - thesun.co.uk