All eyes are on S. Puspure as she prepares to compete in her third Olympic Games, hoping she can finally win an Olympic medal after coming up short in both London 2012 and Rio 2016.


S. Puspure Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The only medal S. Puspure was lacking from his collection would be a wonderful addition to his trophy case, as he said to Tokyo 2020.

S. Puspure Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Since making her Olympic debut in 2016, the Irish rower of Latvian descent has dominated the women’s single sculls event, winning the World Rowing Championships in 2018 and 2019 and the European Rowing Championships in both of those years (2019, 2020).

Even still, S. Puspure refrained from making any forecasts for Tokyo 2020. “It goes without saying that I won’t be reciting phone numbers, addresses, and the like. We’re all on the same page with our desires, yet it’s pointless.

Many athletes are participating. Not everyone can have what they desire, especially if everyone wants the same thing. “I guess I’ll just do what I can and try not to disappoint myself or get sucked into any kind of pressure traps or anything like that.

She advised athletes to “simply enjoy the Games, perform one race at a time, a typical championship approach, basically, and then do your utmost best and see what it gets to.”

The Community is Behind This 100 Percent

S. Puspure, who has reached the peak of her sport while balancing parenthood, credits the encouragement she received from the community, particularly from her instructors in Ireland and Latvia, with helping her succeed.

My guess is that the overwhelming encouragement played a role. The crew members “sort of carried me all the way over the finish line and helped me with the mental game,” the 39-year-old rower added.

“[In Ireland], I was pushed by an incredible coach. He was also a little bit of a dreamer. He helped me out with the boat and the oars, and I had a great crew of gals surrounding me, so I suppose he figured I’d make it.

Even after all this time, S. Puspure still remembers the solid ground she was built on in Latvia. First and foremost, the training and work ethic that I learned in Latvia served to prepare me for the rest of my life.

The very first coach I had taught me that. She enforced tight rules. She was generous with her own time and asked for our undivided attention in exchange, which was only fair. That is how I realised that work always pays off. It’s pointless to attempt something only partially.

S. Puspure has maintained enormous popular popularity throughout Ireland. She was honoured as Cork’s Person of the Year for 2020 just a few short months after being selected Irish Times Sportswoman of the Year for the second time in 2020.

Getting the prize from the people of Cork gave S. Puspure a confidence boost before Tokyo 2020, she said. I was caught off guard. As January came to a close, I felt a real boost from it. It’s a tricky time to get ready, in between the winter and the spring.

And that was very kind of you. They are all really supportive of me, and I appreciate that. And, yeah, I’m hoping I don’t disappoint them.

Getting Back Up After Falling Down

S. Puspure is keeping her fingers crossed that the harsh weather that plagued most of the events in Rio will not be a factor in Tokyo 2020. S. Puspure, who finished last in her heat, experienced a devastating defeat.

We shouldn’t have raced, and I still hold grudges, but I’ve resolved to go on.

To allow us to race under those conditions was unjust. Consequently, I am hoping that things will be better in Tokyo, even though I am aware that they will not be flat, tranquil, and lovely. If it comes down to it, then maybe they will make wiser choices.