Dutch Olympic gymnastics team in quarantine as member tests positive

The Olympic gymnastics staff is scheduled to depart the Netherlands for Tokyo this Sunday. Nevertheless, a optimistic coronavirus check throughout the staff has sophisticated the departure.

All athletes and supervisors from each the female and male groups have gone into preventive isolation earlier than their flight to Japan. This manner they hope to maintain everybody on the groups, in addition to anybody they may are available in contact with in the course of the video games, protected.

Repeated testing

In the middle of the previous six days, all members of TeamNL had been examined 3 times and it was this adamant testing that exposed the optimistic consequence, AD stories. The staff has not wished to announce who examined optimistic for coronavirus.

Within the coming days, the athletes and workers of TeamNL will proceed to be examined. NOC*NSF (The Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports activities Federation) will perform an investigation to find out the character of the contamination earlier than departing for Tokyo.

Fortunately, time in isolation may also be properly spent: right here’s how Olympic gymnast Eythora Thorsdottir spend her time in the course of the first lockdown.

Small media afternoon

Yesterday, the KNGU (Royal Dutch Gymnastics Union) held a media afternoon in Oranjewoud in Friesland. The nationwide coach, Bram van Bokhoven, and 2012 Olympic champion, Epke Zonderland, had been current.

Van Bokhoven addressed the Wevers twins’ determination to not attend saying that “they will make their very own determination. In the event that they wish to focus, it’s important to respect that.” Sanne and Lieke Wevers are each a part of the choice for the ladies’s staff. By not attending the media afternoon, the twins indicated that they don’t want to touch upon the misconduct or KNGU reprimand of their father and coach, Vincent Wevers. He won’t be going to Tokyo with them.

Asides from the Wevers twins, Eythora Thorsdottir and Vera van Pol additionally type a part of the ladies’s staff choice. Elze Geurts and Naomi Visser might be reserves this yr. The coach staff consists of van Bokhoven together with Aimee Boorman and José van der Veen.

Right here’s the total listing of which gymnasts might be going to Tokyo, together with the lads’s staff.

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