Open ping pong Czech withdrawal from the Olympics due to the corona

The Czech ping pong player withdrew from the Olympics because of Corona.

The Czech Olympic Committee said in a statement that Czech table tennis player Pavel Shirozak had taken the Covid-19 test in Tokyo and tested positive and could not participate in the Games, according to the Times. .

In this way, the athlete from the Czech Republic will return home.

The head of the Czech team, Martin Doctor, said he was worried that such things would happen in sports.

“Unfortunately, none of us can completely prevent the spread of the virus, despite protecting ourselves,” the doctor said in a statement.

The statement added that several other Czech athletes who tested positive were retested.

At least two other athletes are awaiting PCR results.

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