TOKYO, July 31 ― Trinidad and Tobago long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400 metres hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been withdrawn from the Tokyo Games after they tested positive for Covid-19, the country's Olympic committee said yesterday.
The duo, along with athletics coach Wendell Williams who also tested positive for the coronavirus, have been moved into a quarantine facility, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee said in a statement.
The National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago did not immediately respond to questions over whether other members of the team have been impacted as close contacts ― or moved into isolation ― as a result.
The announcement comes after two pole vaulters ― double world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States and Argentina's German Chiaraviglio ― were also ruled out of the Olympics earlier in the week after they tested positive for the virus. ― Reuters