Three members of Australia’s skateboarding workforce have reportedly examined positive to COVID-19.
Three members of Australia’s skateboarding workforce, together with a 13-year-old, have examined positive to COVID-19 after travelling to the US for an Olympic qualifying occasion.
11 Australian skaters and workers flew from Sydney on Could 3 to California earlier than travelling to the Dew Tour in Iowa in an effort to qualify for the Olympics.
Of the three who examined positive for the virus, two athletes at the moment are understood to be out of the operating to compete on the upcoming Tokyo video games, based on the Sydney Morning Herald.
Skate Australia confirmed the primary athlete examined positive previous to the occasion and did not journey to Iowa.
The second athlete reportedly examined positive on the Dew Tour on Could 16 and didn’t compete.
The third particular person to test positive is known to be a coach who was remoted instantly on the Dew Tour.
Melbourne skater Charlotte Heath, 13, took to social media, saying she was one of many Australian athletes who contracted the virus.
“I’ve to quarantine for some time now and I used to be actually wanting ahead to this comp, however a minimum of I acquired to journey to America and go to all of the sick skateparks whereas I might,” she wrote in an Instagram put up.
Karen Doyle, President of Skate Australia, launched an announcement on Sunday evening confirming the information.
“Three members of the group for the PARK skateboarding self-discipline have examined positive,” Doyle stated.
“Their situations are being monitored each day. Different members of the travelling group for the PARK self-discipline stay remoted from those that have examined positive and have every returned a number of unfavorable PCR assessments.
“For people who qualify, our PARK skate boarders is not going to return to Australia till the conclusion of their occasions on the Tokyo2020 Olympic Video games. We consider our medal likelihood is nonetheless alive throughout each disciplines of PARK and STREET.”
The Australian Olympic Committee stated they might proceed to work with Skate Australia to help athletes heading to Tokyo.
“The AOC will proceed to work with Skate Australia to help athletes who will journey to Japan for the Video games, assembly all necessities outlined within the Tokyo Video games playbooks in addition to any athlete who will probably be required to return to Australia and enter quarantine again residence,” A press release launched on Sunday night stated.