World No. 1 Skeet Shooter Amber Hill Tests Positive for COVID-19, Out of Olympics

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Britain's Amber Hill, the No. 1-ranked skeet shooter successful the world, is retired of the Tokyo Olympics aft investigating affirmative for COVID-19 anterior to her departure for the Games, Team Great Britain announced

"After 5 years of grooming and preparation, I’m perfectly devastated to accidental that past nighttime I received a affirmative Covid-19 test, meaning I’ve had to retreat from Team GB’s shooting team," Hill said successful a statement, adding that she has not experienced immoderate symptoms. "I volition beryllium backmost from this, but close present I request immoderate clip to bespeak and instrumentality successful what has happened."

Hill, 23, was acceptable to alert to Tokyo connected July 21, according to British Shooting. She would person competed successful the skeet event, successful which she was a finalist at the 2016 Olympics. 

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Team Great Britain said it volition not prime an jock to regenerate Hill successful Tokyo. 

"This is an incredibly bittersweet concern for Amber aft she’s worked truthful hard to gain her Olympic spot for Team GB," Steven Seligmann, British Shooting show director, said. “Our absorption is to present marque definite Amber is kept harmless and well, some physically and mentally, and we person the enactment successful spot to assistance her done this hard time.”

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