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Japanese gymnast Keihei Uchimura is infected Covid-19

Japanese gymnast Keihei Uchimura is infected with coronavirus

by YCPress

Tokyo, October 29 The President of the International Gymnastics Federation Morisei Watanabe revealed here on the 29th that the Japanese gymnast Uchimura Kohei was diagnosed with the new coronavirus in a recent test, but he did not appear. Any symptoms.

Moriari Watanabe revealed the news of Uchimura’s infection at an online press conference that day. Uchimura has been training at the National Training Center in Japan recently to prepare for the four-nation gymnastics competition on November 8. 

said that Uchimura’s condition is very stable. He will be tested again on November 4 or 5. If the result is negative, he will still participate in the four-nation gymnastics competition. The other three countries participating in this competition are China, Russia and the United States.

The infection of Kohei Uchimura was undoubtedly a big blow to the preparations for the Shikoku gymnastics competition and the Tokyo Olympics, because this competition is not only the first international gymnastics competition held in Japan since the outbreak

but also the first in Japan since the postponement of the Olympic Games Real international sports competitions are of great symbolic significance to the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics. 

Watanabe Morisei said last week: “We will make the prevention of virus infection our top priority and hope to support the Tokyo Olympics with a successful game.”

On the same day, Watanabe Morisei also said that the Japanese team has only found a positive case of Uchimura. Once the virus is found to spread in the Japanese team, the team is likely to withdraw from the four-nation competition, but even so, the game will continue.

Pandemic prevention situation in Japan is still grim. On the 29th, 306 new cases were confirmed nationwide, including 221 in Tokyo, bringing the total number of confirmed cases across Japan to more than 100,000. 

The number of confirmed cases in Tokyo exceeded three digits for 10 consecutive days, marking the first time it exceeded 200 since October 24.