Sam Kendricks OUT of the Olympics after testing optimistic for Covid-19 as US pole vaulter and 2016 bronze medallist turns into the Video games’ most high-profile casualty in Tokyo to this point
World champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks is out of the Olympics after testing optimistic for Covid.
The 28-year-old, who was anticipated to compete for gold, turns into probably the most high-profile casualty to this point.
Kendricks gained bronze in Rio and is the reigning world champion. He was set to go face to face with Sweden’s Mondo Dulantis, the world file holder, on Tuesday (August 3) in an eagerly-awaited contest.
Nevertheless, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed his exit in a press release launched this morning.
It learn: ‘The well being and security of our athletes, coaches and employees is our high precedence. We’re saddened to verify that Sam Kendricks examined optimistic for COVID-19 and won’t compete within the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games.
‘In alignment with native guidelines and protocols, he has been transferred to a resort to be positioned in isolation and is being supported by the USATF and USOPC employees. Sam is an unbelievable and completed member of Group USA and his presence might be missed. Out of respect for his privateness, we can not present extra data right now.’
US pole vaulter Sam Kendricks is not going to be competing at Tokyo because of a optimistic Covid check
Kendricks’ father and longtime coach, Scott Kendricks, wrote in a since-deleted Instagram put up that his son ‘feels effective and has no signs’.
Kendricks is the third Group USA athlete to be dominated out due to Covid-19. Seashore volleyball participant Taylor Crabb examined optimistic following his arrival in Japan whereas gymnast Kara Eaker additionally examined optimistic whereas in-country.
There have now been 193 circumstances linked with the Video games since July 1.
Australian athletes compelled into isolation on account of Kendricks’ check
By Charlie Coe
Australia’s athletics group have been compelled into self-isolation and ordered to get examined for Covid-19 after being uncovered to a optimistic case within the Olympic village.
All 63 athletes on the Australian group have been confined to their resort rooms till their check outcomes are acquired after US pole vaulter Sam Kendricks examined optimistic to the virus.
Pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall is believed to be the one member of the Australian group classed as an in depth contact of Kendricks, The Herald Sun reported.
All 63 members of the Australian Olympic athletics group have been compelled into self-isolation after US pole vaulter Kendricks (left) examined optimistic to Covid-19
Australian pole vaulter Kurtis Marschall is believed to be the one member of the Australian group classed as an in depth contact of the US athlete
Marschall was reportedly coaching with Kendricks earlier than being rushed into self-isolation.
The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee mentioned Kendricks – a two-time pole vault world champion – had been transferred into self-isolation and would withdraw from the video games.
‘We’re saddened to verify that Sam Kendricks examined optimistic for Covid-19 and won’t compete within the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020,’ a USOPC spokesman mentioned.
‘In alignment with native guidelines and protocols, he has been transferred to a resort to be positioned in isolation and is being supported by the USATF and USOPC employees.’
Kendricks gained the bronze medal on the 2016 Olympics and took gold on the final two world championships. He holds the American file at 6.06 meters.
The opening heats of the pole vault occasion is because of begin at 10am on Saturday.
The optimistic case comes a day after Italian rower Bruno Rosetti missed out on racing within the males’s coxless 4 on Wednesday after testing optimistic to the virus.
The 33-year-old’s pattern was taken on Tuesday and confirmed optimistic on Wednesday morning, with Rosetti then moved into in isolation.
Athletes and employees in Tokyo for the July 23-August 8 video games are topic to a strict testing regime to identification and isolate optimistic circumstances within the Olympic village.
The Japanese capital metropolis is in a state of emergency with coronavirus infections at a file excessive.
Tokyo recorded 3,177 new Covid-19 circumstances on Wednesday, a second straight day by day file excessive.
Nationwide new circumstances hit 9,570, the well being ministry mentioned, topping 9,500 for the primary time.