Russiaâ€™s European swimming champion Ilya Borodin will skip the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, which kick off this week after his COVID-19 test returned a positive result, a senior official with the All-Russian Swimming Federation told TASS on Wednesday.
“Borodinâ€™s PCR [polymerase chain reaction] test returned a positive result [for COVID-19],” All-Russian Swimming Federation First Vice President Viktor Avdiyenko disclosed to TASS.
Russiaâ€™s 18-year-old swimmer Borodin is the gold medal winner of the 2021 European Championships in the menâ€™s 400-meter medley.
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japanâ€™s capital of Tokyo are being held this year between July 23 and August 8. In March 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to postpone the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Japan for one year due to the spread of COVID-19.Read TASS
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