Two Trinidad and Tobago Olympic competitors, coach test positive for Covid-19

Trinidad and Tobago long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400 metres hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight tested positive for Covid-19 along with athletics coach Wendell Williams. — Reuters pic
Trinidad and Tobago long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400 metres hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight tested positive for Covid-19 along with athletics coach Wendell Williams. — Reuters pic

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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July 31 ― Trinidad and Tobago long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400 metres hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been withdrawn from the Tokyo Games after they tested positive for Covid-19, the country's Olympic committee said yesterday.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

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