Six months to go! Athletes share what half a year represents in numbers: Part 2

An athlete retrieves arrows from the board during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue on 2 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
An athlete retrieves arrows from the board during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue on 2 August 2016 in Rio de Janeiro (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

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. 

Yesterday - 23 January - marked 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.

Charlotte Worthington, Great Britain, BMX Freestyle

Team GB's Charlotte Worthington is a World Championship bronze medallist and the first-ever BMX freestyle European champion. She's looking to add to her medal haul with an Olympic gold, having already qualified for Tokyo 2020.

Click below to find out how many new tricks Charlotte Worthington learns in six months.

Waleska Soto, Guatemala, Shooting

Thanks to her outstanding exhibition at the Panams 2019, Waleska Soto got her quota for Tokyo 2020, having shifted sports from softball to shooting. Her ambition is to take her place on the podium when the Olympics take place in six months time.

Click below to find out how many shots Waleska Soto fires in six months.

Alexi Pappas, Greece, Athletics

Rio 2016 Olympian Alexi Pappas is a multi-talented athlete who has written and starred in two Hollywood movies, as well as writing a newly-released biographical book titled Bravey.

Click below to find out how many pairs of running through Alexi Pappas goes through in six months.

Thomas Chirault, France, Archery

Thomas Chirault is France's new archery sensation He broke the indoor national record last December with a score of 598/600, and has high expectations for Tokyo 2020. To reach his goal, he will need to shoot a lot of arrows. But how many will he shoot before the Games?

Click below to find out how many arrows Chirault shoots in six months.

Anriquelis Barrios, Venezuela, Judo

Anriquelis Barrios is aiming to make her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. She is currently placed 13th in the -63kg Olympic Rankings . If the Olympics were to take place today she would have qualified but she has until 28 June 2021 to secure her quota.

Click below to find out how many bouts Anriquelis Barrios fights in six months.

Mélina Robert-Michon, France, Athletics (discus)

French discus thrower Mélina Robert-Michon is aiming for gold at Tokyo 2020, following the gold she in Rio. In order to achieve her goal, she will need to complete a lot of discus throws!

Click below to find out how many discuses Robert-Michon throws in six months.