Tokyo 2020 - Dutch rower Finn Florijn first athlete to test positive for Covid-19 after competing
The 21-year-old son of former Olympic champion Ronald Florijn was due to go in the repechage of the single sculls on Saturday, but a positive test ruled him out of that. Other members of the team have been identified as close contacts and will have to stay away from other athletes - but they can still compete if they produce negative results.
Finn Florijn is the first athlete who has competed at Tokyo 2020 to test positive for coronavirus
Some of his team-mates have been identified as close contacts and will to deal with alterations to their eating, sleep and travel plans, but as long as they return negative results, they can continue to compete.
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“I was hopeful to improve in the rematch,” said Florijn.
“Now it’s over in an instant. I can’t really say much more about it.”
According to official figures, 17 new cases have been identified which are connected to the Games, taking the total number to 127 since the beginning of the month.