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Papa Djokovic rages: "Shame on you!" - Curler is allowed to start at the Olympics despite positive corona tests

2022-02-08T18:40:51.449Z

Papa Djokovic rages: "Shame on you!" - Curler is allowed to start at the Olympics despite positive corona tests Created: 02/08/2022, 19:28 By: Florian Schimak Novak Djokovic was not allowed to start at the Australian Open 2022. © IMAGO / Hasenkopf Because an Australian athlete was allowed to start at the Winter Olympics despite a positive corona test, Novak Djokovic's father is now raging. Be



Papa Djokovic rages: "Shame on you!" - Curler is allowed to start at the Olympics despite positive corona tests

Created: 02/08/2022, 19:28

By: Florian Schimak

Novak Djokovic was not allowed to start at the Australian Open 2022.

© IMAGO / Hasenkopf

Because an Australian athlete was allowed to start at the Winter Olympics despite a positive corona test, Novak Djokovic's father is now raging.

Beijing - At the beginning of the year it was the excitement in the sports world!

Everyone asked the question: can the unvaccinated Novak Djokovic be allowed to participate in the Australian Open?

After a long squabble, the Serb had to tear down and was not allowed to take part in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.

It was a political issue.

Now, almost four weeks later, Corona is still dominating the course of the next major sporting event.

The Beijing Winter Olympics are also overshadowed by the virus.

Many athletes describe strange incidents.

Now there was also a lot of confusion about an athlete at the Olympics.

Olympia 2022: curler tested positive - and can start!

Papa Djokovic rages: "Shame on you!"

What happened?

Tahil Gill, an Australian curler, tested positive ahead of the mixed match against Switzerland.

That actually means: the Olympics are over!

Her playing partner Dean Hewitt was already preparing to move to the quarantine hotel and leave.

But then they were allowed to start!

But why?

Gill, who was previously infected with the virus in January, was released from the quarantine hotel by China's health authorities because her PCR test showed the CT value was acceptable.

Australia then defeated Switzerland - with Gill on the ice!

Video: Another positive corona test in Team Germany

But that made one person angry in particular: Srdjan Djkokovic, the father of tennis star Novak.

"Australians, learn from the Chinese how athletes are respected and valued," he wrote on Instagram: "Ashamed of yourself a thousandfold!"

In the end, the Australian curling mixed had little to do with the fight for the medals.

Italy won the Olympics, beating Norway in the final.

Bronze went to Sweden.

Gill and Hewitt ultimately finished ninth.

But at least they were allowed to start.

Unlike Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open.

By the way: It is quite possible that the world number one will also miss the French Open and Wimbledon.

Let's see what papa Srdjan says then ...

(smk)

Source: merkur

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