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A pair of athletes have become the first to be ruled out of the Olympics with COVID after arriving in Japan

Summary List PlacementChilean taekwondo athlete Fernanda Aguirre and Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs have become the first Olympians to be ruled out of Tokyo 2020 after testing positive for COVID since arriving in Japan. The 21-year-old Aguirre was due to compete in her Olympic debut on Sunday in the 57kg category, but instead will undergo a 10-day quarantine. Jacobs' event, the women's street event, is scheduled for Monday and speaking to Dutch media, the 31-year-old said she was "devastated." "We were ready for the Games, I feel fit and now it's over." Jacobs said. COVID levels in the Olympic Village have been on the...

Chilean taekwondo athlete Fernanda Aguirre and Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs

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Chilean taekwondo athlete Fernanda Aguirre and Dutch skateboarder Candy Jacobs have become the first Olympians to be ruled out of Tokyo 2020 after testing positive for COVID since arriving in Japan.

The 21-year-old Aguirre was due to compete in her Olympic debut on Sunday in the 57kg category, but instead will undergo a 10-day quarantine.

Jacobs’ event, the women’s street event, is scheduled for Monday and speaking to Dutch media, the 31-year-old said she was “devastated.”

“We were ready for the Games, I feel fit and now it’s over.” Jacobs said.

COVID levels in the Olympic Village have been on the rise as more athletes arrive and Aguirre and Jacobs are not the only competitors to have been infected.

Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic followed South African footballers Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi in testing positive, but all three should still be able to compete as their events are scheduled after their 10-day quaratine.

In the South African soccer camp, 24 members are now isolating following Monyane and Mahlatsi’s, as well as a member of staff’s, positive test.

Additionally, six British athletes are self-isolating having come into contact with someone who had COVID but have all tested negative so far.

A number of other athletes, including American tennis phenom Coco Gauff, pulled out of the games before flying to Japan because of positive tests. On Wednesday, world number one skeet shooter Amber Hill of Team GB was forced to withdraw after a positive COVID test before flying to Tokyo.

The number of positive cases in relation to Games-associated people has risen to 81 but speaking on Monday, a spokesperson for the games told CNN that the number was low compared to the amount of people arriving.

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