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Markéta Sluková-Nausch of the Czech Republic prepares to serve in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Tokyo at Shiokaze Park on July 25, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan.
Markéta Sluková-Nausch of the Czech Republic prepares to serve within the FIVB Seashore Volleyball World Tour Tokyo at Shiokaze Park on July 25, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Photos)

Seashore volleyball participant Markéta Sluková-Nausch, one of many Czech athletes who gained’t be capable of compete on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo due to a constructive Covid-19 take a look at, mentioned she felt very disillusioned about the best way her Olympic dream has ended. 

Sluková-Nausch’s constructive take a look at – introduced on Thursday – additionally guidelines out her taking part in associate Barbora Hermannová from the Video games. 

“I do know that many a lot worse issues are occurring around the globe proper now, however in truth, in our personal sporting micro-world, the world we now have lived in and reside in now, this can be very unhappy for Bára [Barbora Hermannova] and I that our journey to Tokyo, the journey that was meant to be a pinnacle, needed to finish on this method,” Sluková-Nausch mentioned in an announcement offered to CNN by her consultant. 

Tokyo was resulting from be the third Video games for Sluková-Nausch and the second for Hermannová.

The pair had been scheduled to open the Olympic girls’s seashore volleyball match towards Japan on Saturday.

“We cried, then we swore, then we cried once more. I’m simply hoping that no different athletes will comply with us, as a result of I feel that one thing like it is a nightmare for any athlete, for any Olympian, who will get this far, this near the Olympic competitors,” Sluková-Nausch mentioned.

Sluková-Nausch mentioned she found she traveled on a flight with a person who examined constructive for Covid-19 proper after her arrival to Tokyo.

“I used to be examined roughly eight instances up to now 24 hours, some outcomes had been constructive, some had been ambiguous, some had been damaging, however sadly, the ultimate verdict is that I’ve examined constructive and that signifies that we will be unable to play on the match,” the 33-year-old added. 

“It hurts terribly and I have never processed this complete scenario but and I do not know the way to take care of all of it,” the athlete mentioned.

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