The British Elite Junior Diving Championships have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is planned to take place in Plymouth on this May.
The diving championships were previously planned to take place at the Life centre in April. However, the British Swimming has decided to postpone the diving event on Tuesday. The cancellation of the British Olympic has been made. Besides, Paralympic swimming trials has been cancelled without being rescheduled like the diving event. This is the intention of the British Swimming.
Laura Stephens athlete of Plymouth Leander is one of many athletes hoping to have a place in the GB team to Tokyo on May. Meanwhile, British Swimming are taking selection policy into account for choosing a team for the sports event in Japan.
Other sports events
On the other hand, the British Para-Swimming International Meet has also been cancelled. Reece Dunn, Leander’s world para-swimming champion, should have been present to compete there. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this become one of many events that are cancelled.
Meanwhile, the popular Tavy 13, which should have been held on March 29, has been suspended. This was because England Athletics’ advice to suspend all events and training until the situation get better. The organizer of this event also hopes to reschedule it in the near future.
The Plymouth Half Marathon is planned to be held on May 17. However, due to the pandemic, the organizers say they may change the plan according to the situation.
They said: “We are closely monitoring the situation with regards to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes close attention to the latest guidance from the WHO (World Health Organisation), as well as from UK authorities, medical advisors and the local authority. Our top priorities are the welfare of our runners, volunteers, suppliers, staff and the general public.”
Many events such as Plymouth Argyle and Plymouth Albion, Plymouth Raiders’ BBL season have also been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.