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Australian athletics staff isolating

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Sam Kendricks
Kendricks was anticipated to problem for a medal within the pole vault competitors in Tokyo
Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Members of the Australian athletics staff are isolating on the Tokyo Olympics after shut contact with American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, who has examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Kendricks, the reigning world champion, has been dominated out of the Video games.

The Australian Olympic Committee mentioned in a press release that athletes are isolating of their rooms as a “precautionary measure” and are present process testing procedures.

The athletics begins on Friday.

Kendricks, 28, received Olympic bronze in Rio 5 years in the past and had been anticipated to contend for a medal in Tokyo.

He received the world pole vault title in 2017 and 2019.

“In alignment with native guidelines and protocols, he has been transferred to a resort to be positioned in isolation,” the USA Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) mentioned.

“Sam is an unimaginable and completed member of Crew USA and his presence can be missed. Out of respect for his privateness, we can not present extra data at the moment.”

Kendricks’ father Scott, who can also be his coach, said on social mediaexternal-link his son is just not experiencing signs.

Argentine pole vaulter German Chiaraviglio has additionally examined optimistic for Covid-19 and been dominated out of the Olympics.

On Thursday, the Worldwide Olympic Committee mentioned two Olympic-related Covid-19 circumstances are being handled in hospital, though not in intensive care.

There have now been 193 circumstances amongst Olympic personnel, together with 20 athletes.

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