A Chilean taekwondo competitor has turn into the primary athlete to withdraw from the Tokyo Olympics after testing constructive for COVID-19 on the Video games, officers stated.
Later Wednesday, Dutch skateboarder Sweet Jacobs described herself as “heartbroken” after she too was compelled out.
Fernanda Aguirre had traveled to Japan from Uzbekistan, the place she had been getting ready for the Video games, however examined constructive on arrival.
“(She) is asymptomatic and in good well being, however sadly will be unable to compete as a result of the Japanese authorities impose a 10-day quarantine,” a Chilean Olympic committee assertion stated on Tuesday.
Aguirre has been moved to an isolation facility, as has her coach.
The 21-year-old, who gained a bronze medal on the 2019 Pan American Video games, stated on social media she was “destroyed and really unhappy”.
Individually, Jacobs wrote on Instagram that she had “accomplished every part in my energy to stop this state of affairs and took all of the precautions”.
“Sadly I used to be examined constructive for Covid-19 this morning, which implies my Olympic journey ends right here,” the 31-year-old stated.
There have already been dozens of Video games-related coronavirus circumstances, with the Olympics set to formally launch on Friday.
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