British target practice tests positive for Covid-19 and is out of Tokyo Olympics

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shooting athlete Great Britain, amber hill, is on the list of athletes infected with Kovid-19. The British were forced to withdraw from competition after testing positive for the new coronavirus, cited for winning competition in the sport at the Tokyo-2020 Olympics. Hill said he had no symptoms after testing before leaving the UK.

“After five years of training and preparation, I am absolutely devastated to say that last night I tested positive for Covid-19, meaning I had to leave the shooting team in Great Britain,” she said. Apologised. . “There are no words to describe how I feel at the moment.” The 23-year-old athlete confirmed that she would self-isolate following the government guidelines.

Head of the British Delegation to the Tokyo Olympics Mark England, warned that everyone should be gearing up for the “shaky ride”. Newspaper Guardian The report said that six runners from Britain’s athletic team had to isolate themselves after coming in close contact with a passenger on a flight to Japan.

Despite the bad news, the head of the delegation promised that the country could finally celebrate a successful campaign. “It won’t be an easy ride, but it will be exciting and fun and there will be some memories that I’m sure will live on for a long time,” said a confident Englander.

He further added that the Great Britain team has around 800 athletes and support staff in the country, all of whom are in good health. So far, no other member has tested positive for COVID-19 in Tokyo, which, according to England, is a testament to the confidence in the virus-prevention measures taken by the delegation. Some Britons are expected to attend the opening ceremony this Friday, to avoid contact with members from other countries outside the Olympic Village. Only 30 athletes from six sports are considering the possibility.

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The head of the delegation guaranteed that anyone requiring isolation because of possible contact with an infected person would not be removed at the start of the competitions. In the end, he refrained from aiming for a medal for the country.

“Many have lost their lives, many have their livelihoods changed. England has concluded that we are now maturely representing the hopes and aspirations of millions and millions of people,” he said. The IOC confirmed that the cases of coronavirus so far have been linked to the Tokyo Olympics.

Sarah Gracie

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