And after being barred from carrying her baby, the 2012 London Olympic silver medalist attacked the Tokyo Olympic chief in a video posted on social media.
“When I gave birth to Kai and saw that I was getting fit and that I could make it to the Tokyo Olympics, the first thing I did was ask if I could take him because I’m breastfeeding him, and they told me. not.”
“A few weeks ago, some athletes said on social media that it was a difficult situation to have to choose between breastfeeding and family and Olympic considerations.”
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Following a number of complaints from various athletes, Carbonell spoke to the Spanish Olympic Committee which was ‘a great help’. He also contacted the Higher Sports Council and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for support.
But the last organization to crack down on him and two weeks ago told him that Kai had to be left. Carbonell said the Japanese government set a requirement, which he described as “incompatible with being able to perform at the Olympics and with your family being the best it can be”.
“The condition is Pablo [pasangan dan ayah dari putranya] and Kai should be at the hotel. We don’t know how far from the villa and they can’t leave the hotel in the 20 days I’m in Tokyo,”said the Barcelona-born athlete.
“And in order to breastfeed Kai, I have to leave the villa, get out of my bubble and go to the hotel. That would put the team at risk in the Olympics, which is a goal we have been fighting for for a long time.”
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Carbonell ultimately decided to leave Kai in Spain while he competed on the other side of the world. He added the situation had ‘left a very bad taste’.
And she said she was disappointed that she couldn’t maintain her breastfeeding routine which was ‘something that means a lot to me’. The Olympic star concluded: “I hope this is useful for the future, for the next Olympics and for other upcoming competitions.”