Wellinger doubtful for Beijing Games after positive COVID-19 test

Wellinger doubtful for Beijing Games after positive COVID-19 test

21/1/2022 11:28:00 PM

Wellinger doubtful for Beijing Games after positive COVID-19 test

Two-times Olympic gold medallist Andreas Wellinger's participation at next month's Beijing Games is in doubt after the German ski jumper said he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.The 26-year-old, who won individual gold in Pyeongchang and team gold in Sochi, was due to return to action in a World

Two-times Olympic gold medallist Andreas Wellinger's participation at next month's Beijing Games is in doubt after the German ski jumper said he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.The 26-year-old, who won individual gold in Pyeongchang and team gold in Sochi, was due to return to action in a World Cup event in Titisee-Neustadt on Friday after hurting his knee during training in Zakopane earlier this month.

"After recovering (from) my knee (injury) I unfortunately received a positive PCR test," Wellinger said on social media."This means I also cannot jump this weekend even though I would have been fully motivated to go back to ski jumping. I'm doing fine so far and have to move on now."

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