Du Toit spoke from home in South Africa’s administrative capital Pretoria where he has also been practicing.
“My favourite part of the chat was to help encouraging my fellow athletes, as it has been challenging for all ones,” he added. “I know the decision to postpone the Games in Tokyo was not an easy one, but I thank the IOC and the IPC for taking that decision.”
The 27-year-old said he was particularly interested to know how the other athletes are dealing with aspects of the lockdown that go far beyond training practices.
“It is one thing to show your physical capabilities, but the mental part plays such a big role too. I wanted to see how they are doing mentally and help with the questions they had, including what do for the rest of the year and how they can take it forward.”
For those who want to keep in touch, Du Toit said he is eager to help
“I really have a love for people, I just like to help them to be the best version of themselves. I love working with people, it is great to have an audience we can directly talk to and help them with the info they need.
You can find more about Charl du Toit career and achievements here.