Aussie slalom canoeist has a mysterious medical episode on his flight home from the Tokyo Games

Aussie Olympian suffers a mysterious medical episode during his flight home from the Tokyo Games and is rushed to hospital

Australian slalom canoeist Daniel Watkins is recovering in hotel quarantine after being hospitalized following a medical episode on his flight home from the Tokyo Olympics.

Watkins returned to Sydney on Saturday morning but was immediately taken to hospital.

There are no details about the nature of Watkins’ condition.

Canoeist Daniel Watkins (pictured) recovers in hotel quarantine after being hospitalized after a medical episode

It is not known why Watkins (pictured) was hospitalized after participating in the Tokyo Olympics

It is not known why Watkins (pictured) was hospitalized after participating in the Tokyo Olympics

“Slalom canoeist Daniel Watkins suffered a minor medical incident on his return flight to Sydney from Tokyo yesterday morning,” the Australian Olympic Committee said in a statement.

“He was taken to hospital and later placed in hotel quarantine.”

The 25-year-old captured the nation’s imagination as he qualified second in the C1 canoe slalom final, finishing ninth.

Strict Covid-19 measures mean athletes must leave Japan within 48 hours of their sporting obligations at the Games.

Strict Covid-19 measures mean athletes must leave Japan within 48 hours of their sporting obligations at the Games.  Pictured: Daniel Watkins

Strict Covid-19 measures mean athletes must leave Japan within 48 hours of their sporting obligations at the Games. Pictured: Daniel Watkins

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