Three Australian athletes currently at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics have been told to isolate themselves after they had a close contact with American pole vaulter, Sam Kendricks, who has tested positive for Covid-19.
The health situation of the reigning world champion, Kendricks has triggered critical decisions, especially the option of him being ruled out of the Games.
Despite the three Australian athletes’ PCR tests with negative results, they will remain in isolation.
After the deadly pandemic was discovered in the competition, some few measures have been put in place to avoid the spread of the virus.
One of them is that, under strict measures, those still in isolation will be allowed to train, and they are expected to compete as planned.
While other sports are underway, the Olympic athletics competition starts on Friday.
Australian Olympic Team Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman has made comments concerning the situation. Chesterman said:
“Once again, abundant caution and our strict protocols continue to keep the team safe,”
“We will continue to be very thorough in our observance of the Tokyo playbooks and our own additional measures.
“We want every Australian athlete to be in a position to have their Olympic moment. We will continue to be vigilant.”