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Besides attending online lectures for her Health Sciences Epidemiology master programme, Amber continues to train on the indoor rower provided to her by the federation. “It does take up a lot of space,” she says with a smile while she drags the machine to the right spot. “I mainly use it for endurance training. In addition, I do various exercises that other people may also be doing at home – like yoga and abs exercises.”

Amber agrees with the decision to postpone the Olympics – even though it has created uncertainty for her as an athlete. “It’s difficult because our route to the Olympics has suddenly become unclear,” she admits. Still, Amber and her team – made up of people with a visual impairment or mild physical disability – wouldn’t think of throwing in the towel. “We have a long-term perspective that is geared towards the 2024 Olympics in Paris,” she explains. “We may be in a weird situation right now, but it’s not as if we’ve lost our main objective.”