Ash Barty Puts On A Face Mask As She Arrives For The Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ash Barty puts on a face mask when she arrives at Narita International Airport for the Tokyo Olympics










Ashleigh Barty arrived in Japan on Monday for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The Australian tennis player, 25, put on a face mask as she exited her plane and entered the terminal.

The athlete was greeted by workers in full protective clothing who checked her temperature.

Inbound: Ashleigh Barty (pictured) arrived in Japan on Monday ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

She wore an Australian team shirt and cap, her hair in a ponytail underneath.

Ash was burdened with luggage, including a kit bag, and had a backpack attached.

Her arrival comes as the Olympic Village has been plunged into chaos after two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in Tokyo.

Masked: Australian tennis player, 25, put on a face mask as she exited her plane and headed for the terminal

Masked: Australian tennis player, 25, put on a face mask as she exited her plane and headed for the terminal

Beware: The athlete was greeted by workers in full protective clothing who checked her temperature

Beware: The athlete was greeted by workers in full protective clothing who checked her temperature

Six British Olympic athletes and two team members are also in self-isolation in Tokyo after being identified as close contacts of a passenger who then tested positive for coronavirus on their plane to Japan, the British Olympic Association has announced.

The organizers of the Olympic Games broke the news on Sunday, when the South African football team announced that two of their players had tested positive.

They were named as players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi.

Team colours: she wore an Australian team shirt and cap, her hair in a ponytail underneath

Team colours: she wore an Australian team shirt and cap, her hair in a ponytail underneath

Heavy Load: Ash was weighed down with luggage including a kit bag and had a backpack attached

Heavy Load: Ash was weighed down with luggage including a kit bag and had a backpack attached

Video analyst Mario Masha of the South African squad also tested positive on arrival in Tokyo as the team prepares to face host Japan on Thursday.

Mahlatsi and Monyane are the first athletes in the village to report positively, adding to uncertainty surrounding the Tokyo Olympics due to open Friday after a year of delay due to the pandemic.

Fifty-five cases linked to the Games were discovered this month, including four athletes.

Winner: Ashleigh poses with the trophy for the media after winning the women's singles final after beating Czech Karolina Pliskova on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 10

Winner: Ashleigh poses with the trophy for the media after winning the women’s singles final after beating Czech Karolina Pliskova on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, July 10

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