1 Jul 2020

Chilly Christchurch challenges training for high jumper Kerr

From First Up, 5:34 am on 1 July 2020

Christchurch in the middle of winter has proven a real challenge for high jumper Hamish Kerr but the prospects of eventually competing at the Olympics is keeping him warm. Like many athletes Kerr had expected to be in the northern hemisphere at this time of the year preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. However the coronavirus pandemic forced the International Olympic Committee to postpone the games and the national record holder spent the lockdown at home in Auckland doing the best he could. Kerr, who is coached by Terry Lomax, is currently at an Athletics NZ camp in Hawke's Bay and says he's seeing the positives in the Olympics being pushed back a year.