US gymnast tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of Tokyo Olympics

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A subordinate of the US women's gymnastics squad has tested affirmative for COVID-19 since arriving successful Tokyo.

Japanese officials confirmed that the affirmative trial belonged to a teen connected the squad but did not merchandise the teen's identity.

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) confirmed that the pistillate who tested affirmative is an alternate connected the team. She has been sent to a adjacent edifice to isolate.

The gymnast was with the squad astatine its grooming installation extracurricular of Tokyo erstwhile she tested positive.

This is portion of a increasing inclination of Olympic athletes and grooming unit investigating affirmative for COVID-19, including tennis prima Coco Gauff.

Statement from USOPC:
"The wellness and information of our athletes, coaches and unit is our apical priority. We tin corroborate that an alternate connected the women's creator gymnastics squad tested affirmative for COVID-19. In alignment with section rules and protocols, the jock has been transferred to a edifice to quarantine. Out of respect for the individual's privacy, we cannot supply much accusation astatine this time."

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