Xinhua News Agency
Watanabe Morisei said on the 12th that the competition is initially scheduled to be held at Yoyogi Stadium No. 1 in Tokyo on November 8. In addition to the Chinese team, three strong gymnastics teams from Japan, the United States and Russia will also send players to participate. .
Chinese team leader Ye Zhennan told Xinhua News Agency that this will be the first international competition the Chinese team has participated in since the new crown pneumonia epidemic. He said: "We have decided to send a team to participate. The main problem now is that we have to isolate for 14 days after returning to China, plus a 7-day observation period. This is a challenge for us."
The Tokyo Olympics gymnastics test competition was originally planned to be held in early April this year because of the epidemic, but the November competition will be more than just a test competition. Watanabe said that this competition will implement complete infection prevention measures. After all, this competition It is not only the first international gymnastics competition held in Japan since the outbreak of the epidemic, but also the first truly meaningful international sports competition held in Japan since the postponement of the Olympic Games. It is of great symbolic significance to the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.
According to reports, after foreign athletes enter Japan, they will travel by private car. In principle, they are not allowed to go out except hotels and stadiums, and they will also require nucleic acid testing before the competition.
Watanabe Morinari said: "We will make the prevention of virus infection our top priority and hope to support the Tokyo Olympics with a successful game."
The director of the Japanese team's strengthening department and former Olympic champion Sussou Mizuto said that the Japanese team will send famous players including Kohei Uchimura and Kazumo Uchimura. He said: "The players are eager to participate in the competition and compete with opponents from other countries and regions. We look forward to returning to the international competition arena for a long time."