“Today in Tokyo, officials informed Sam that his daily test for Cov 19 was positive, so he is out of the competition,” his father and coach, Scott Kendricks, said in an Instagram post that was later removed. “He feels fine and has no symptoms. Love you son. See you soon.”
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Sam Kendricks will miss Olympic Games due to positive COVID-19 test result As a result of Kendricks‘ positive, several Australian athletes are now being forced into isolation as a precautionary measure and will be tested in the next few hours.
In addition to Kendricks’ positive, Argentinian German Chiaraviglio, who also tested positive at the Olympic Village, and will not be able to compete in the Games. “It is very hard to process something like this, it will surely take me a long time.”
“Tokyo is over for me. Since I arrived at the Olympic Village I never got to enjoy it,” Charaviglio said. According to Australian media, Kendricks trained alongside Australian athlete Kurtis Marshall, so he and his close group now remains isolated.
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