Two Australian Olympic skateboarding hopefuls have had their Tokyo desires dashed after returning constructive COVID exams in the US, together with their coach.
- Australian skate boarders flew to the US earlier this month for an Olympic qualifying occasion
- Skate Australia stated the well being of three in poor health staff members was being monitored each day
- Two Australian skate boarders had already certified for the Tokyo Olympics
The skate boarders have been a part of an Australian contingent who flew to the US earlier this month for an Olympic qualifying occasion in Des Moines, Iowa.
Your complete Australian staff was disqualified from the occasion as a result of they have been deemed shut contacts of the three staff members who examined constructive.
A type of who contracted COVID, Charlotte Heath from Victoria, confirmed her analysis on Instagram, saying she was “bummed about not having the ability to compete” within the US occasion.
Skate Australia stated the well being of the three staff members was being monitored each day, and so they have been being remoted from different staff members.
Different members of the staff have returned a number of unfavorable PCR exams, together with Australia’s top-ranked feminine skateboarder, Poppy Olsen, who has already certified for Tokyo.
“They’re fairly devastated as a result of myself [and] one other member, Keegan Palmer, we have been the one two who have been actually formally locked in to go to the Olympics,” she informed RN Breakfast.
“Everybody else, this was just about their final shot to get in so fairly devastating for these women.
“Everybody’s doing alright, our coach is OK, he is received some chilly and flu-like signs however he is doing alright and he is being monitored.”
Skate Australia stated it believed Australia’s medal probabilities have been nonetheless excessive in each the skateboarding disciplines of Skate and Avenue.
Australian skate boarders who qualify for the Tokyo Olympics won’t return to Australia earlier than the video games.
The Australian Olympic Committee stated it could proceed to work with Skate Australia to help athletes.