Less than a week before the Tokyo Olympics started, a member of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team tested positive for the coronavirus.
Although the athlete has not been publicly identified, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee confirmed on Monday, July 19, that the team member is a substitute member. “The health and safety of our athletes, coaches and employees is our top priority,” the committee said in a statement on USA Today. “We can confirm that a representative of the women’s gymnastics team tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with local rules and protocols, the athlete was quarantined in a hotel. We cannot do this out of respect for the privacy of the person . ” more information at this point. “
According to official information, the gymnast was training in Narita, about 35 miles from Tokyo, when she tested positive. No further details have been publicly disclosed at this time.
This health news comes just one day after tennis star Coco Gauff announced that it will suspend the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19.