The opportunity to practice in a gym is still very rare and when a derogation is granted, it is at the price of health concerns very demanding, as the “Pole France” of gymnastics of Antibes, where train some of the best gymnasts male French.The coach stands far away to meet the detachment health. (FANNY LECHEVESTRIER / DIR SPORTS)
Most of the top athletes, with the exception of sports and fighting, were able to resume training with the déconfinement. But the opportunity to practice in a gym is still very rare, subject to the issuance of a waiver and the price of health concerns very demanding due to the coronavirus.
The “Pole France” of gymnastics of Antibes, where train some of the best gymnasts male French, the shoes are left at the entrance. Mask or visor are required. The right of entry to the gymnasium Pierre Brochard has become very strict, confirms Rodolphe Bouché, one of the trainers and responsible of the pôle France gymnastics of Antibes.
Every morning, I take the temperature of each gymnast, I do a little balance sheet of minutes, and then I look at the heart rates at rest to see if there are not signs of something. Rodolphe Bouchéà franceinfo
Tuesday morning, thirteen gymnasts of a high-level are, therefore, subjected to this new protocol. Among them, Antoine Borello, one of the great French hopes of the fixed bar. “It’s not bad constraints, but little by little, it goes in, it becomes a no-brainer, “he says. It was not tightened by hand, we wash our hands after that, it starts to become a normality.”
Happy and yet, for the past ten days, you need to learn to train with all kinds of constraints. You should see them do their exercises on the floor on a rideable covered with a large tarpaulin plastic gondola, found in a diy store, because it can clean. For tackle, it is each his own, a good distance away, and without a coach to contact. “In gymnastics, the coach manipulates, says Rodolphe Bouché. It helps the athlete. There, you can no longer do so. Last week, it was made with cellophane, gloves, non-contact with the skin, but it is derogatory in relation to the distance of 1m50.”
The afternoon is devoted to the disinfection
Not so obvious resume as well, but all are able to adapt and endure even the new pain after two months without gymnastics. “It pulls well in the shoulders, smiled Antoine Borello. It creates the horn a little thick, which protects us but with the containment, it is a party and you have to redo the hands, scratching the skin…” And not question of force therefore.
In the afternoon, not possible training. Place to the operation disinfection. “Two guards come to clean for four hours in the afternoon in the gym with Bleach and hot water, no vacuum cleaner, resumed his coach. We are trying to purify a maximum of all work surfaces that are washable.” It is at this price that the French division was able to reopen, but “it is worth the shot, “concludes Rodolphe Bouché, when we hear the laughter of our gymnasts.“
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