Neil given major role at the Olympics helping to get athletes in prime fitness

Neil Lewis

Strength and conditioning specialist, Neil Lewis, from Bettws Cedewain, close to Newtown, works for British Equestrian ensuring its riders are in peak situation for the Olympics.

He will likely be answerable for overseeing the ultimate bodily preparations for as much as 10 sports activities on the Team GB coaching camp in Japan within the weeks main as much as and through the Games.

For the previous 5 months he has been a part of Powys County Council’s group advising those that have examined optimistic for Covid-19, and their shut contacts, to self-isolate and extra lately offering phone assist to Powys Teaching Health Board’s mass vaccination programme.

He mentioned: “This will likely be my first Olympics and I’m extremely excited to be working with Team GB. Across 4 Olympic cycles I’ve labored with GB Rowing, Sailing and Equestrian groups. So, I’ve been getting ready athletes because the Beijing Olympics in 2008, however this would be the first time I’ve really been on the aircraft to the video games for the ultimate weeks of preparation.

“I will likely be engaged on all the pieces from gymnastics and hockey to weightlifting. There will likely be 10 totally different sports activities coming into the ultimate preparation coaching camp whereas I’m there.

“I used to be chosen to go to the Rio Olympics however due to the Zika virus outbreak, the dimensions of the coaching camp was scaled down and sadly I missed out. It was massively disappointing, however right here we’re once more 4 years later, and I’m actually wanting ahead to it.”

Neil will likely be in Japan for a month serving to the GB athletes to arrange.

He mentioned: “It goes to be totally different to some other Olympics that has gone earlier than. The over-riding precedence goes to be the security of the general public and athletes alike – which is totally comprehensible and proper. At this Olympics there will likely be no worldwide spectators and there will likely be restricted bodily interplay between the Japanese public, athletes and assist groups.”

Councillor Graham Breeze, Powys County Council’s portfolio holder for company governance, engagement and regulatory companies, added: “We want Neil, and his Team GB athletes all of the success on this planet on the Tokyo Olympic Games and hope that each one of his onerous work pays off.

“If they work as successfully as our Test, Trace, Protect groups has finished in Powys ­– with their contact tracing work and assist for the mass vaccination programme – they are going to be onto a winner, I’m certain.”

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