Tokyo Olympics: British shooter Hill tests positive, out of Games

World number one shooter Amber Hill. (Twitter)
World number one shooter Amber Hill. (Twitter)

London - Hill, who was due to compete in Olympic Skeet, said she was devastated



By Reuters

Published: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 4:50 PM

Last updated: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 5:05 PM

Britain's world number one shooter Amber Hill withdrew from the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday after she tested positive for Covid-19 before departure, Team GB said in a statement.

Hill, who was due to compete in Olympic Skeet, said she was devastated.

"There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now," said the 23-year-old, who was a finalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

"After five years of training and preparation, I’m absolutely devastated to say that last night I received a positive Covid-19 test, meaning I’ve had to withdraw from Team GB’s shooting team.

"I will be back from this, but right now I need some time to reflect and take in what has happened."

Team GB said no replacement would be selected.

Hill, a silver medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, was the most experienced athlete on the British shooting team.


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