Mulwala's James Willett says the upcoming decision by the International Olympic Committee on the Tokyo Games will dictate his training plans.
The Australian Olympic Committee announced on Monday it would not send a team due to the coronavirus crisis.
The IOC flagged a postponement was possible until next year and has given itself a month to make a final decision, although that timeline could change as other nations have made it clear they don't expect the Games to take place this year.
The Olympics were scheduled from July 24.
"Obviously a postponement (if that happens) is better than a full cancellation, that would be the hardest thing if the Games got cancelled altogether," Willett said.
Obviously a postponement (if that happens) is better than a full cancellation.Mulwala's James Willett on his Olympic dreams
"It's tough the uncertainty around it all, that's probably the hardest thing."
However, the mature 24-year-old, who had just qualified for his second Games, remains philosophical.
"I'm always the person to try and deal with the challenges ahead," he said matter-of-factly.
"I think once the decision has been made, I'll set my goals and prepare the best."
Willett finished fifth in the Rio Games in double trap, but that event was then taken off the Olympic program.
He will contest trap in Tokyo, should the games proceed at some stage.
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Willett will be able to at least circumvent potential travel issues after his family installed a $250,000 range on the farm with the help of his sponsors.
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The family initially installed one a number of years ago, but this is larger with 15 clay target machines.
"The other couldn't throw Olympic trap, but it's set up exactly the same as any Olympic range around the world, it's fully automatic with electronic controllers."
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