“Waving goodbye to the pool for now but the dream still lives on #covid_19 #tokyotogether #lockdown,” backstroke swimmer Emily Seebohm added.
Via Instagram, canoeist Alyce Wood wrote: "Whilst the timeframe may have shifter to #Tokyo2021, the end goal is still the same. This is bigger than sport which is why this was the right, and only, decision. Health always comes first."
"Heartbroken but not surprised," Cate Campbell penned on her own account. "This virus has swept the world, shattering so many peoples' dreams and visions of the future. Yesterday it was Olympic athletes' turn to have their worlds turned upside down."
Paralympian Ellie Cole wrote: "Health will always come first and the world needs to take a break. Athletes are some of the most resilient individuals walking the planet or swimming up and down the pool. I know I’ll use my team to get through this one too 🙏."
Matildas forward Sam Kerr simply re-gramed a post from the Australian Olympic Team, adding the broken heart, concerned face and prayer hands emojis.
A handful of International athletes also weighed in, with long-distance runner Kara Goucher writing: "Really feeling for the athletes and the logistical nightmare ahead, but completely agree with the decision to postpone #Tokyo2020. No training venues or competitions, not much drug testing, athletes at risk trying to stay fit, but most importantly- it's what the athletes want."
"Athletes dream of this moment for a lifetime...competing in the Olympics, representing their country, winning medals...78% of professional track & field athletes are willing to postpone that dream for their safety & the safety of our world. #wearethesport," American Emma Coburn added.