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US athlete Kendricks exits Tokyo Olympics after testing COVID positive

28-year-old pole vaulter transferred to hotel to be placed in isolation, US Olympic body says

Can Erozden   | 29.07.2021
US athlete Kendricks exits Tokyo Olympics after testing COVID positive

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US pole vaulter Sam Kendricks on Thursday withdrew from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for a positive coronavirus test.

"... We are saddened to confirm that Sam Kendricks tested positive for COVID-19 and will not compete in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020," US Olympic and Paralympic Committee said on Twitter.

The committee added that Kendricks, 28, was "transferred to a hotel to be placed in isolation" as per the coronavirus protocols.

Kendricks was a bronze Olympic medalist in the Rio 2016.

He also won back-to-back world championships in London 2017 and Doha 2019.

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