Month after breaking ankles Samková tests positive for Covid

After breaking both ankles a month ago, the Czech snowboard cross star Eva Samková has tested positive for Covid-19. Samková, who is 28, has been fighting to try to get fit for the Winter Olympics in Beijing next month.

The 2014 Olympic snowboard cross champion was found to have the coronavirus while travelling to Austria for medical care. In a statement she said sarcastically that fate had been serving her nothing but treats recently.

Author: Ian Willoughby