Gymnast Sanne Wevers will compete next week for the first time since the Olympic Games in Tokyo, more than a year and a half ago. The Olympic champion on beam from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will try to qualify for the European title fight in April in Turkey in qualifying competitions, starting in Rotterdam. “I thought this would be too early, but I dare to do it now,” she says at NOS .
Wevers has set itself the goal of participating in the Paris Games next year. “That’s the goal I’m working towards,” she said before. Her performance in Tokyo came in the middle of a time when her father and coach Vincent Wevers was accused of transgressive behavior. It was also the reason that he was not allowed to go to the Games, which his daughter blamed the KNGU gymnastics association. After the Games she took a long break to start a commercial team with her father and a few other gymnasts that operates from Varsseveld.
She says she is looking forward to returning to the competition floor. “My final conclusion is that it has never been the sport that was difficult for me. Sport is the best thing in my life and I want to end that nicely later. It took some time before I felt the energy. I needed time but now “I feel like building towards the very highest goals. A lot has happened and I needed some distance to pick myself up and ask the question do I want to continue. The answer is yes.”
Vincent Wevers has meanwhile been acquitted of transgressive behavior on appeal.
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