As the world marks six months to go until the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020 spoke to the athletes who will be competing about their life in numbers.
Today - 23 January - marks six months to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. For the athletes who will participate, this represents the last stretch of the road to Tokyo. But it also means they will soon reach the most intense period of their preparation.
From now onwards, thousands of experienced and soon-to-be Olympians will gradually intensify their training in order to reach their peak condition by the time the Games begin.
But can you imaging what those numbers really mean? How many kilometres a runner runs, hours an equestrian rider spends on their horse or shots a handball player throws?
Tokyo 2020 spoke to the athletes about their training life in numbers, with six months to go until the Olympic Games.
Eduardo Gurbindo, Spain, Handball
There are only a few things that Eduardo Gurbindo hasn’t won. He was a European champion in 2018 - after a three-year streak on the podium - a bronze medallist at the 2011 World Championships and a 2015 Champions League winner with Barcelona, to name a few of his titles.
From his long list of victories, he’s only missing an Olympic medal - something he will be hoping to capture if he recovers from a knee injury in time for Tokyo 2020.
Click below to find out how many shots Gurbindo takes in six months.
"It is very relative. It depends on the position and profile of the player, and the time of the season, of course. But if you calculate about 30 shots per training session and 20 per game, it's about 850 per month. And we compete more or less every month [in the year] other than two. In the winter, even if the leagues have a break, we always compete in championships with the national team. And after the summer holidays, we start with the preseason. So I would say about 8,500 in a year, which would be approximately 4,250 in six months." - Eduardo Gurbindo
Charline Picon, France, Sailing
Reigning RS:X Olympic Champion Charline Picon is training hard to win a second Olympic title at Tokyo 2020. It will be the final RS:X gold medal to be awarded as the windsurfing event will move to a foil format at the next Olympic Games.
Click below to find out how many kilometres the French windsurfer sails in six months.
"I usually do one or two training sessions a day, either technical or physical, which represents up to 30 hours a week and 780 hours over six months. I also use four to five sails over half a year!" - Charline Picon
Privel Hinkati, Benin, Rowing
Privel Hinkati is the first athlete from Benin to qualify for the rowing competition at an Olympics. Every morning, he wakes up at 5am to train in order to follow his Olympic dream.
Click below to find out how many paddle strokes Hinkati makes in six months.
"It's the result of 300 training sessions, 450 hours in total, and 3,000km sailed. And, last but not least, 315,000 calories burned!" - Privel Hinkati
Dolores Moreira, Uruguay, Sailing
Moreira made her debut on the Olympic stage at Rio 2016. At only 17-years-old she had the honour of being named Uruguay’s flagbearer.
In 2019, she qualified for Tokyo 2020 - the first Uruguayan to secure a place at the next Olympics.
"I would like to improve on my performance at Rio 2016. I had high expectations for Rio, but I was too nervous. Now I hope to do everything more calmly, improve my result and, God willing, I can dream about a medal race", she said in an exclusive interview with Tokyo 2020.
Click below to find out how many kilometres Moreira sails in six months.
"I take into account four training sessions (two and a half hours each) per week. And I normally sail 27.78 km per day, so 111.12 km per week, which means 483.37 km per month. That makes a total of 2,900 km over six months (5,800 per year)." - Dolores Moreira
Nicolas Navarro, France, Athletics (marathon)
After a childhood sprint on a bike, dreaming of pursuing a professional career as a road cyclist, Nicolas Navarro has now qualified for Tokyo 2020 - as a marathon runner
Click below to see how many kilometres Navarro runs in six months.
"When I get to the most intense period of preparation, I train over ten times per week with an average mileage of 200 to 210km per week." - Nicolas Navarro
Yvonne Losos de Muñiz, Dominican Republic, Equestrian (dressage)
The Dominican Republic's dressage star Yvonne Losos de Muñiz competed in her first Olympics at Rio 2016, and she has already qualified for Tokyo 2020.
"Qualifying for Tokyo 2020 was absolutely amazing,” she told Tokyo 2020 in an exclusive interview.
Click below to find out how many hours Losos de Muñiz spends on a horse in six months.
"I ride six horses a day, six days a week, for a total of 144 hours per month, or a total of 864 hours [every six months]. If I rode non-stop, 24 hours a day, that would be 36 continuous days of riding. It makes me tired just thinking about it!" - Yvonne Losos de Muñiz.