The first participant is forced to lose due to COVID-19

The Chilean Olympic Committee (COCH) said on Tuesday that the Chilean taekwondo fighter, who tested positive for the coronavirus upon arrival in Tokyo, was the first athlete to have to withdraw from the Games due to COVID-19.

Fernanda Aguirre, who came from Uzbekistan where she trained under her technical supervision, “has no symptoms and is in good condition, but unfortunately will not be able to compete as the Japanese authorities are introducing a ten-day quarantine,” COCH explained in a statement. … …

The athlete was transferred to a medical institution, like her coach, the test was negative, but contacted. On social media, she declared herself “ruined and very sad.”

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