The Dutch skater Candy Jacobs She became the second athlete to be excluded from the Tokyo Olympic Games due to coronavirus, after having tested positive this Wednesday, as announced by the athlete herself through her social networks.
“Unfortunately I tested positive for Covid-19 this morning, which means that my olympic journey ends here“The athlete wrote on her profile on the social network Instagram.
Jacobs said feeling healthy, having done everything in their power and taken all the necessary preventive measures to prevent such a situation, with a bitter outcome.
The individual women’s skateboarding event is scheduled for the next monday july 26 at the Ariake Sports Park in Tokyo.
According to the protocol established by the Japanese authorities, athletes who test positive for Covid are isolated and must keep a quarantine of at least ten days, which prevents Jacobs from participating in the test, in which he competed with the addition of being a sport that makes its debut as an Olympian.
The Dutch assured that her entire team has been following established protocols by the organizers and that, “luckily”, the rest of his teammates “can still shine” on the table.
“I will need some time to leave may my broken heart heal and recover from this. See you in Paris 2024, “he added.
According to the latest figures from the organization, from July 1 until this Wednesday, a total of 75 participants in the Games, including six athletes, have tested positive for covid-19 in virus tests to which all people involved in the Olympic event are periodically subjected since their arrival.
Dutch skater Candy Jacobs misses Tokyo 2020 due to coronavirus
A Chilean, the first casualty due to Covid
The withdrawal of Jacobs from the Tokyo Games is the second by Covid that occurs, after that of Chilean taekwondo Fernanda Aguirre, who tested positive upon arrival at the airport on Tuesday, three days before Friday’s opening ceremony.
Aguirre had traveled from Uzbekistan, where he trained with his coaching staff. The information was released with the athlete’s permission.
“The athlete is asymptomatic and in good health, but unfortunately will not be able to compete in this event because the Japanese health authorities impose a quarantine of at least 10 days in these cases, “the Chilean Olympic Committee said in a statement.
“I am devastated, I have a lot of pain, anguish”said the taekwondo player on her social networks.
The Chilean was transferred to a health residence from the Tokyo airport, where she will be quarantined, as was her coach, José Zapata, who despite the fact that his tests were negative for Covid-19, must carry out a preventive confinement.
Taekwondo Fernanda Aguirre was the first casualty due to coronavirus in Tokyo 2020. Photo Susana Vera / Reuters
With information from EFE and AFP