Tokyo Olympics: Trinidad and Tobago long jumper and hurdler withdraw after positive Covid tests

Tokyo Olympics: Long jumper and hurdler Trinidad and Tobago withdraw from Games after testing positive for Covid as coach is quarantined

Trinidad and Tobago long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400m hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been withdrawn from the Tokyo Games after testing positive for COVID-19, the country’s Olympic committee said Friday.

The duo, along with athletics coach Wendell Williams, who also tested positive for the coronavirus, have been transferred to a quarantine facility, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee said in a statement.

Andwuelle Wright (pictured) and Sparkle Ann McKnight have been forced to retire from the Olympics

The National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago has not immediately responded to questions about whether other members of the team have been affected as close contacts – or have become isolated as a result.

The announcement comes after two pole vaulters – two-time world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States and Germany’s Chiaraviglio of Argentina – were also banned from the Olympics earlier in the week after testing positive for the virus.

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