Olympic-bound Priyanka Goswami, Asiad champion Jinson Johnson check constructive for COVID-19

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5 track-and-field athletes, together with Tokyo Olympics-bound 20km race walker Priyanka Goswami, and a member of the help workers have examined constructive for COVID-19 on the Sports activities Authority of India’s Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru.

Asian Video games 1500m gold-medallist Jinson Johnson, long-distance runner Parul Chaudhary, steeplechaser Chinta Yadav and one other race walker Eknath are among the many 5 athletes who’ve been contaminated together with Russian race stroll coach Alexander Artsybashev.

One other Tokyo Video games-bound race walker Ok T Irfan has returned detrimental after he was examined as a major contact of Johnson.

“My check consequence which got here on Monday was constructive and I’m at the moment in quarantine in my room. I’ve fever, not very excessive, and headache additionally,” Johnson informed PTI from Bengaluru.

“In any other case, I’ve no main issues. I’ll have one other check in three days and I hope to have a detrimental consequence. Ok T Irfan was additionally examined as he was my major contact however his consequence was detrimental.”

A supply within the SAI Centre mentioned that Goswami, Chaudhary, Yadav and Eknath had been additionally COVID-19 constructive, other than Johnson. “Goswami is constructive, so is Chinta Yadav, Parul and Eknath. They’re all beneath quarantine on the SAI Centre right here,” the supply mentioned.

Goswami had certified for Olympics by shattering the nationwide document in the course of the Nationwide Open Race Strolling Championships in Ranchi in February.

She had clocked 1 hour 28 minutes and 45 seconds, bettering the sooner nationwide document of 1:29:54 within the title of one other Tokyo-bound Bhawana Jat.

The Tokyo Olympics qualifying customary in girls’s 20km race stroll is 1:31:00. Bhawana was additionally examined for COVID-19 and she or he has returned detrimental. “My consequence has returned detrimental,” Bhawana mentioned. 

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