Elsewhere in Caracas, other athletes have Olympic dreams — and perhaps their only chance at a medal. A two-time world champion in karate, 39-year-old Antonio Díaz-year-old delayed retirement for a crack at the Tokyo Games, which will include karate as a one-time added sport. It’s not usually part of the Olympic program.
These days, he’s in Florida with his girlfriend, American hurdler Nia Ali. His workouts, now that cities and states are closing gyms and urging social distancing, have been reduced to running on a soccer field and chasing around their daughter, Yuri, who turns 2 in June. Ali also has a son, Titus.
“They’re both old now so they’re a bit long in the teeth, but then who am I to say anything about what anyone’s capable of?” said Fury. “I wouldn’t try to kill anybody’s dreams of doing anything they want. If they’re both medically fit to fight, then let them do what they’ve got to do. […]
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