This player was out of the Olympics after being found Kovid-19 positive!

This player was out of the Olympics after being found Kovid-19 positive!

Tokyo. Chilean taekwondo player Fernanda Aguirre was ruled out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 upon arrival at the airport here on Wednesday . Chile's Olympic body gave this information. Chile's National Olympic Committee (NOC) said in a statement, "Fernanda Aguirre was found to be Kovid-19 positive in tests conducted upon arrival in Japan." He was found positive in both antigen and PCR test after which he has been kept in a predetermined isolation facility. Chile's NOC said, "The player is showing no symptoms and is in good health, but unfortunately she will not be able to take part in the competition because Japan's health authorities have imposed a minimum of 10 days of isolation."

Taekwondo competition will start from Saturday. Fernanda's coach Jose Zapata has been kept in isolation due to his close contact despite a negative result. Fernanda was also included in the eight Kovid-19 infected cases related to the Games disclosed by the organizing committee on Wednesday. Before Fernanda, five players have been found to be Kovid-19 positive, out of which three were living in the village. However, none of them were found positive on arrival at the airport. With eight new cases on Wednesday, the number of sports-related Kovid cases has reached 75. The Olympics will begin on Friday and go on till August 8 in the absence of spectators at the stadium.


Indian equestrian Fawad Mirza finished 22nd after the cross country round

Indian equestrian Fawad Mirza finished 22nd after the cross country round

Tokyo. Fawad Mirza Ravivar , the only Indian to compete in equestrian in more than two decades at the Olympics after the cocross country event 11 . He finished 22nd with 20 penalty points. He and his horse Signor Medicott could finish in the top 25 if they do well in the individual show jumping qualifiers on Monday. With this they will make it to the finals of the individual category of Eventing Jumping to be held in the evening. Mirza's total 39. There are 20 penalty points. He completed the country run in just eight minutes.

In the equestrian crosscountry individual category, a competitor must complete the course in seven minutes and 45 seconds to reduce the time penalty. The lower the penalty, the higher the equestrian will be in the points table. Mirza and Signor started late due to a technical problem, due to which they got 11. Got 20 penalty points. He was ninth in the dressage round after a stellar performance. He got 28 penalty points in that. Now he has to move to show jumping, in which if he finishes in the top 25, he will make it to the eventing jumping final. Britain's Oliver Townend is at the top with a total of 23 . There are 60 penalty points. Britain's Laura Collett is second and Germany's Julia Krajewski third.