Every day, since last weekend, Tokyo wakes up to see new positive cases for Covid-19, and therefore packages.
After the first three in connection with the South African football team, the Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic and an American reserve gymnast, three sportsmen (a Chilean taekwondoist, a Dutch skateboarder and a Czech table tennis player) will pack their bags. and go home.
The English Amber Hill, shooting specialist and world No. 1 in the skeet event (shooting on clay pigeons) did not even fly, for the same reasons.
“There are no words to describe how I'm feeling right now,” Amber Hill, 23, told Sky Sport.
After five years of training and preparation, I am absolutely devastated to say that last night I received a positive Covid-19 test which meant I had to withdraw from the shooting team.
Although I have no symptoms, I will now self-isolate according to government guidelines.
I will be back but for now I need some time to reflect and understand what happened.
Devastating news for @Amberjohill.
The shooter is forced to withdraw from the Olympic Games.
Hope to see you back in action soon, Amber ♥ ️
- Team GB (@TeamGB) July 21, 2021
Fernanda Aguirre (21), the Chilean taekwondo representative, is "asymptomatic and in good health, but unfortunately will not be able to compete because the Japanese authorities impose a ten-day quarantine", explained the Chilean Olympic Committee (COCH) in a report. communicated.
She declared herself "destroyed and very sad" on social networks.
Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs (31) also said she was "overwhelmed" by the news on social media.
“My Olympic adventure ends here.
I feel healthy and have done everything to avoid this scenario, I have taken all precautions.
I'm going to need some time to digest my disappointment.
Fortunately, we followed the protocols so that my fellow skaters could still shine brightly.
On the way to Paris 2024, ”she wrote.
The Czech Republic particularly affected
Among the delegations, that of the Czech Republic accumulates bad news.
Table tennis player Pavel Sirucek (52nd in the world ranking) is thus the third, after Perusic and one of his coaches, to test positive for Covid-19 in the Olympic village.
"We are terribly sorry for the situation," said the head of the Czech delegation, Martin Doktor.
The last straw for Sirucek: the table tennis draw took place on Wednesday.
That same day, the Australian rider Jamie Kermond, was excluded from the Olympics against his will even before having taken the plane after having tested positive… for cocaine during a control carried out last June. On Tuesday, six Polish swimmers learned that they would miss the Games due to an administrative error by their federation at the time of registration.