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Fernanda Aguirre And Candy Jacobs Have Been Ruled Out Of Tokyo 2020 Due To Positive Covid Testing

After testing positive for coronavirus, a Chilean taekwondo player and a Dutch skateboarder were the first athletes to be thrown out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
After landing in Tokyo from Uzbekistan, Fernanda Aguirre, who was scheduled to participate in the same -57kg category as Jade Jones on Sunday, had two positive tests.
Candy Jacobs, 31, who was scheduled to compete in the women’s street event on Monday, has also been ruled out after testing positive.
Jacobs is the fourth athlete to test positive in the Olympic Village, following South African footballers Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi and Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic, who could still compete once their 10-day quarantine period is up.
“I’m devastated,” Jacobs told Dutch media.
We were prepared for the Games, I was in good shape, and now it’s over.” The Chilean Olympic Committee announced that Aguirre had been transported to a government facility, where she will remain until her quarantine period is over.
A seventh, unknown athlete, Kara Eaker, an alternate on the US gymnastics team, also tested positive and is in quarantine.

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