Have you seen the cardboard beds at the Olympics?

Have you seen the cardboard beds at the Olympics?

There is a reason why the athletes are required to sleep on cardboard beds. 

Paul Chelimo Tokyo beds
Source: Twitter/Paul Chelimo

Due to COVID-19, the Tokyo Olympics was postponed for a year, and the anticipation has been building ever since.

However, there’s been a lot of interest regarding the beds installed in the Tokyo Olympic Village, which have been designed to avoid intimacy between athletes! 

The beds can carry the weight of one person only. The world’s best athletes will have to sleep on these beds whilst competing at the Olympics.

READ: Liesl Laurie and Musa Mthombeni’s next step: lobola negotiations 

One long-distance runner said: “I see no problem for distance runners, even four of us can sleep on one bed.”

Breakfast with Martin Bester recently spoke to Tuks swimmer, Pieter Coetzé. He set himself the goal of trying to achieve what few South African male swimmers, if any, have been able to do - that is, to qualify for the Olympics at the age of 16.

Guess what? Pieter qualified, and he is at the Olympics!

READ: 17-Year-old Tuks swimmer Pieter Coetzé set for Tokyo Olympics 2021!

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Image credit: Twitter/Paul Chelimo

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