Athletes who dropped out of the Olympics due to COVID-19

US champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tests positive

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29/07/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Tokyo 2020

It seems never-ending: athletes keep dropping out of Tokyo 2020 after testing positive for COVID-19. As of this writing, more than 20 athletes from various sports and countries have seen their Olympic dream come to an end much earlier than expected.

Sam Kendricks is currently the number one pole vaulter in the world and was expected to have a good shot at a medal this year. No doubt he thought his time at the Olympics would last a little longer. Sadly, he is yet another athlete to be withdrawn after testing positive for covid. He is the sixth member of Team USA to lose his spot due to the virus. His diagnosis wreaked havoc in the athletes’ village as many other athletes may have come in close contact with Kendricks. Australians are on tenterhooks as the entire Australian track and field team have had to isolate and are undergoing testing procedures. 

Click through the following gallery and get to know which other athletes will no longer participate in the Tokyo Olympics.

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