Early yesterday the positive of the Dutch skater Candy Jacobs was known, the second loss due to covid that occurred after that of the Chilean taekwondo player Fernanda Aguirre. But now there are already four athletes who will not be able to be part of the Tokyo Olympic Games, affected by the virus that, among other things, caused a year of delay in the realization of the Olympic event. British shooter Amber Hill and American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb joined the list of athletes with coronavirus, just two days before the formal start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Jacobs, who said she felt “overwhelmed” by her loss in Tokyo
2020, joined the list of 79 people linked to the Games to have tested positive for coronavirus after more than 20 thousand controls carried out by the Organizing Committee.
Of those 79 cases, only eight correspond to athletes, five of whom live in the Olympic Village of the appointment postponed for this year precisely because of the pandemic, the ANSA agency reported.
This Wednesday, the positive of Hill, number one in the world ranking of skeet (one of the Olympic skeet shooting specialties), was also announced, but in his case before traveling.
“There are no words to describe what I am experiencing. After 5 years of preparation and sacrifices, I am devastated to test positive for Covid and not be able to be part of Team GB for Tokyo. I will recover from this, but now I need time to reflect, “Hill said from social networks.
Finally, the NBA network reported that Crabb, 45, and Jake Gibb’s partner in one of the two American beach volleyball couples, tested positive when he arrived in Japan last weekend.