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10 Female Athletes Document Life in Lockdown for New Project, 'She's Going to Tokyo'

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics would have started on July 24.

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10 Female Athletes Document Life in Lockdown for New Project, 'She's Going to Tokyo'

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics would have started on July 24.

The coronavirus pandemic has derailed the careers of professional athletes, especially those who were set to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. A new visual project by Butter Studio explores life in lockdown for 10 female Olympic athletes as they grapple with the postponement of the Games, now tentatively scheduled for 2021.

Titled She’s Going to Tokyo, the project uses interviews and graphics to document the day-to-day lives of participating athletes including Jamaican distance runner Aisha Praught-Leer, American boxer Naomi Graham and Munirah Abdiwahid, a Somalian Taekwondo martial artist. Revealing overlooked details, such as the things that bring them joy and comfort, the project sheds light on how some of the strongest, most disciplined women are navigating the pandemic.

She’s Going to Tokyo releases on the Butter Studio Instagram in segments throughout July 24 to August 9, the weeks in which the Olympics were supposed to take place.

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