Czech seaside volleyball gamers Markéta Sluková-Nausch and Barbora Hermannova are coming to phrases with being dominated out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as the European staff grapples with a rising Covid-19 drawback.
Sluková-Nausch’s positive result was introduced on Thursday, as she turned the fifth member of the Czech Olympic staff to have examined positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo.
“We cried, then we swore, then we cried once more,” stated Sluková-Nausch, whose positive check additionally guidelines out her enjoying companion Hermannová from the Games.
“I’m simply hoping that no different athletes will comply with us, as a result of I believe that one thing like this can be a nightmare for any athlete, for any Olympian, who will get this far, this shut to the Olympic competitors,” added Sluková-Nausch.
The Czech Olympic Committee (COC) introduced on Thursday it has launched an investigation into the alleged breaking of Covid-19 guidelines on a constitution flight from Prague to Tokyo on the finish of final week.
Simon Nausch, who’s Sluková-Nausch’s coach and husband, additionally examined positive on Tuesday.
“I do know that many a lot worse issues are occurring around the globe proper now, however honestly, in our personal sporting micro-world, the world we’ve got lived in and live in now, this can be very unhappy for Bára [Barbora Hermannova] and I that our journey to Tokyo, the journey that was meant to be a pinnacle, had to finish in this fashion,” stated Sluková-Nausc in an announcement supplied to CNN by her consultant.
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Sluková-Nausch prepares to serve towards Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada.
Tokyo was due to be the third Games for Sluková-Nausch and the second for Hermannová. The pair had been scheduled to open the Olympic ladies’s seaside volleyball event towards Japan on Saturday, July 24.
Following a report by the Czech on-line information website Seznam Zpravy, the COC confirmed that the primary member of the Czech delegation to Tokyo to check positive for the virus was one of many staff’s docs, Vlastimil Voracek.
Voracek examined positive after the staff’s arrival in Tokyo. His earlier check, taken the day earlier than departing for Tokyo, was damaging.
The result of the COC’s investigation into the alleged breaking of Covid-19 guidelines on a constitution flight from Prague to Tokyo can be printed inside 14 days.
Sluková-Nausch stated she found she traveled on a flight with a person who examined positive for Covid-19 proper after her arrival in Tokyo.
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Hermannova passes the ball to Sluková-Nausch.
“I used to be examined roughly eight instances in the previous 24 hours, some outcomes had been positive, some had been ambiguous, some had been damaging, however sadly, the ultimate verdict is that I’ve examined positive and that signifies that we won’t be able to play on the event,” the 33-year-old added.
“It hurts terribly and I haven’t processed this complete scenario but and I don’t understand how to cope with all of it.”
The 33-year-old is the fifth member of the Czech Olympic staff to have examined positive alongside Pavel Širuček and males’s seaside volleyball player Ondřej Perušič.
Filip Neusser, the Chairman of the Czech National Sport Agency, the federal government physique that’s in cost of sport funding, criticized the COC and stated the investigation should not be run by the committee itself.
“I’ve already agreed this with [the Czech health minister] Adam Vojtech, the investigation needs to be lead by consultants from the centre for illness management,” Neusser stated in a Tweet.
David Trávníček, the pinnacle of Sport Invest Marketing, the company that represents Nausch Sluková and different athletes, stated the scenario was extraordinarily disappointing and blamed it on the Czech Olympic Committee.
“I’m extraordinarily dissatisfied with the scenario for the entire staff, whose 5 years of effort and arduous work have now come to nothing.
“The manner the an infection occurred is completely incomprehensible to me,” added Trávníček.