The Spanish golfer Jon rahm, world number one and who will not be able to compete in Tokyo for having tested positive for covid-19, has stated that he would have “loved to be one of the first Spanish medalists”, but adds that “fate has other plans” for him.
“I have been fortunate to represent my country and win championships all over the world. Playing in Tokyo would have given me the opportunity to win a medal for my country,” explains the viczaíno on his social networks.
“I would have loved to be one of the first Spanish medalists, but destiny has other plans for me,” he adds.
“This is a great reminder to all of us that we are still in a pandemic. Things are not over and we still have to fight together to get through this to the best of our ability,” says Rahm.
This is a great reminder to all of us that we are still in a pandemic. Things are not over and we still have to fight together
“I wish all the great athletes who represent Spain at the Tokyo Games good luck. I will be watching and cheering for them from home. God bless them,” he concludes.
Rahm’s positive “has been detected by undergoing a third consecutive PCR test, mandatory for all those who have recently been to the United Kingdom, such as Jon Rahm, who has just played The Open”, explains the Olympic Committee Spanish.
The first two PCR tests were negative, the COE specifies, and “without material time to find a substitute and comply with all the health protocols that are required in the Tokyo 2020 JJ. OO., Spanish golf will be represented, in the men’s category, by Adri Arnaus “.
This is the second episode of covid suffered by the Spanish player, world number one. At the beginning of June, when he was leading with six strokes of advantage, he had to leave the The Memorial tournament after the third day, despite the fact that, he said, he had already received the vaccine.