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US pole vaulting star Sam Kendricks out of Olympics after testing constructive for COVID-19

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TOKYO — American pole vaulter Sam Kendricks, a two-time world champion, has been compelled to tug out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing constructive for the coronavirus.

The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee introduced the 28-year-old athlete’s constructive check in a press release on Twitter Wednesday evening.

The committee says Kendricks has been transferred to a resort to be positioned in isolation and he’s being supported by the U.S. observe and discipline workers.

“Sam is an unbelievable and achieved member of Group USA, and his presence might be missed,” wrote the committee.

Kendricks, who gained the bronze medal within the final Olympics, was thought-about a contender for the gold this summer time.

It’s unclear right now if the U.S. document holder is vaccinated towards COVID-19.

Kendricks’ constructive check affected different athletes as nicely, together with all the Australian observe workforce which hung out in a short quarantine because of three athletes reportedly coming in touch with the American. These three folks examined detrimental, and the workforce has returned to regular actions, based on a press release.

As for different Individuals, it’s unknown who got here in touch with Kendricks, however USA Monitor and Area stated in a press release that his shut contacts have been instantly notified of the constructive check.

“We’re following the USOPC and TOCOG’s steering on subsequent steps to make sure the security of the rest of our delegation, and to supply help to Sam,” USA Monitor and Area wrote.

The observe and discipline competitors is ready to start on Friday.

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