Ladies’s seaside volleyball match is the primary Tokyo Olympics occasion to be CANCELLED as a result of Covid after Czech Republic participant checks optimistic, sending Japanese duo via by default
It has the undesirable file of changing into the primary occasion of this 12 months’s Video games to be cancelled as a result of a optimistic check.
Czech Republic star Marketa Nausch-Slukova examined optimistic earlier this week, forcing her and associate Barbora Hermannova to tug out of the competition and hand their Japanese opponents a 2-0 victory.
The opening match of girls’s seaside volleyball in Japan was cancelled as a result of coronavirus
Miki Ishii and Megumi Murakami gained by default and are into the following spherical as a result of Covid-19.
Six members of the Czech Olympic group have examined optimistic to this point and the nation’s Olympic Committee had launched an investigation right into a constitution flight bringing athletes to Tokyo.
Slukova, who completed fifth on the London Olympics in 2012, and Hermannova are the world’s sixteenth ranked pair.
Czech Republic star Marketa Nausch-Slukova examined optimistic earlier this week, forcing her and her associate Barbora Hermannova to tug out of the competition
Japanese pair Miki Ishii and Megumi Murakami gained by default and are into the following spherical
Slukova’s husband and coach Simon Nausch, and males’s seaside volleyball participant Ondrej Perusic, have additionally examined optimistic.
Olympics organisers confirmed on Saturday that another athlete on the Tokyo Video games had examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Olympics-related circumstances rose by 17, organisers mentioned, bringing the full variety of disclosed circumstances to 123.