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In pictures: how professional athletes have been keeping fit in lockdown

This is how athletes around the world are training during COVID-19. Image: REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Johnny Wood

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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Canadian Women’s National Water Polo team member Kyra Christmas trains in her homemade pool at home in Airdrie, Alberta. Image: Reuters/USA Today Sports
Team GB pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw practises her pole-planting technique at home in Loughborough, England. Image: Reuters/Paul Childs

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In Brazil, 11-year-old skateboarder Gui Khury gets some air during training at his grandmother’s farm near Curitiba, after recently landing the world’s first 1080-degree turn. Image: Reuters/ Rodolfo Buhrer
Italian gymnast Marco Lodadio practises in his garden in Grottaferrata. Image: Reuters/Guglielmo Mangiapane
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s national swimming record holder Iman Avdic trains in a purpose-built pool, complete with makeshift cover, in her grandfather's orchard in Doboj. Image: Reuters/Dado Ruvic
Swiss cyclist Kilian Frankiny, who rides for the Groupama-FDJ cycling team, participates in the Digital Swiss 5 virtual cycling pro race – which replaced the cancelled Tour de Suisse – from his home in Naters. Image: Reuters/Denis Balibouse
American pro skater Tony Hawks uses every available surface to perform tricks while riding his office ramp in California during an event broadcast on the internet. Image: Reuters/Mike Blake
German gymnast Clara Neumann trains on an outdoor beam in her garden in Dresden. Image: Reuters/Matthias Rietschel
Swiss Formula 2 racer and Haas F1 Team reserve driver Louis Deletraz hits the track on a simulator at his parents’ home in Veyrier, near Geneva. Image: Reuters/Denis Balibouse
Jordanian judo athlete Hadeel Alami uses a sofa to train in the living room of her home in Amman. Image: Reuters/Muhammad Hamed
Danish Taekwondo fighter Rasmus Holm takes part in the Danish Championships in poomsae, a more technical version of the sport, using a smartphone to record his performance at home in Aarhus. Image: Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix Denmark

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