Tokyo Olympics: Czech table tennis player Pavel Širuček tests Covid-positive

Table tennis player Pavel Širuček has become the second Czech athlete and fourth member of the Olympic team to test positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo. He was to compete at that level for the first time.

Beach volleyball player Ondřej Perušič and women's beach volleyball duo coach Simon Nausch are among those who have also tested positive. Several other athletes were awaiting the results of PCR test results, the Czech Olympic Team said.

The first member of the Czech team with a positive test for covid-19 after arriving at the venue of the Olympic Games in Tokyo was doctor Vlastimil Voráček.

Author: Brian Kenety