A US Olympic Gymnastics Alternate Tests Positive For COVID-19 Ahead of the Tokyo Games
An Olympic gymnastics alternate from the United States tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18, according to a statement sent to the Associated Press from USA Gymnastics (USAG). “After reviewing the implemented COVID protocols with members of the delegation, the local government determined that the affected replacement athlete and one other replacement athlete would be subject to additional quarantine restrictions,” the USAG statement said. This is the first known American athlete to test positive while in Japan.
Aside from the two alternates under quarantine, the members training to compete have been separated. “Accordingly, on Monday, the Olympic athletes moved to separate lodging accommodations and a separate training facility, as originally planned, and will continue their preparation for the Games,” the USAG statement reads. “The entire delegation continues to be vigilant and will maintain strict protocols while they are in Tokyo.”
According to the Associated Press, the four members on the US Olympic gymnastics team and the two individuals have all been vaccinated. POPSUGAR has reached out to USAG and the USOPC for further comment.