Strike in Tokyo: Russia’s only karate woman incapacitated at the Olympics (PHOTOS)

The coronavirus at the 2020 Olympics, which continues these days in Tokyo, has reached athletes. Among 29 new cases of COVID-19, four infections have been identified from athletes. Unfortunately due to a positive test for COVID-19 at the Games will not be able to speak the only Russian karateka.

Today, Japanese media reported that the total number of cases of COVID-19 infection in people associated with the Olympics has reached 322. At the same time, over the past day, another 29 infected were identified, including four athletes who arrived from abroad.

In particular, a cross was put at the Olympic performance of our karateka Anna Chernysheva: she will not be able to go to the tatami due to a positive test for coronavirus.

This was reported by the Russian Karate Federation (FKR). Sports officials recalled that Chernysheva was the only karateka to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

“Very sad news came from Japan – our karateka Anna Chernysheva will not be able to compete at the Olympics!

Her test for COVID-19, which is mandatory for all participants in the Games, turned out to be positive. The control test turned out to be just as disappointing, ”- said in a message published on the Federation’s official page in the social network.

Chernysheva was supposed to compete in the category up to 55 kg tomorrow, on August 5.

“Anna, in any case, thank you for the Olympic license for Russia! You and your coach Alexander Yudin went a long way to the Games and did everything in your power.

We understand how difficult it is for you now and we really want to support you, with the whole Federation! ” – expressed words of support in the FCR.

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