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Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain medal hope in skeet shooting Amber Hill tests positive for Covid-19

World number 1 “devastated” and hope for Amber Hill gold medal OUTSIDE the Olympics after testing positive for Covid shortly before leaving for Japan

  • UK Shooting Medal Hope 23-year-old Amber Hill does not compete in the Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19 before leaving for Tokyo
  • Hill is number 1 in the world and had a great chance of winning gold in skeet shooting.
  • She described the news as “absolutely devastating” when she gets isolated.
  • Hill posted a video on Instagram of a house adorned with British flags and good luck banners before she received the news.
  • This was followed by another message that read “Broken” on a black screen.
  • Find out the latest news on the Tokyo Olympics, including schedule, medal table and results, right here

Amber Hill, the number one racket in the world with strong hopes for a gold medal in shooting, is out of the game. Olympiad after a positive test result for COVID-19

The 23-year-old “devastated” skeet specialist was diagnosed with the infection before she left the UK. Japan

“There are no words to describe how I feel now.” – Windsor Hill native who was a finalist Rio 2016, said.

“After five years of training and preparation, I am completely devastated to say that I tested positive for Covid-19 last night, which means I had to give up my Team GB film crew.

“Although I have no symptoms, I will now be isolated in accordance with the government’s instructions.

British gold medal hopes Amber Hill drops out of Olympics after testing positive for coronavirus

The 23-year-old Skeet shooting specialist Hill was # 1 in the world and had a good chance of winning gold.

The 23-year-old Skeet shooting specialist Hill was # 1 in the world and had a good chance of winning gold.

Hill posted on Instagram a video of her seeing off with a

Hill posted on Instagram a video of her seeing off with a “Good luck, Amber, he’s coming home” banner hanging outside the house next to the English and Olympic flags.

“I would like to wish the best of luck to the entire GB team based in Tokyo, especially the shooting team, which has been a huge support for me throughout my career.

“I’ll come back to this, but right now I need time to reflect and comprehend what happened.”

GB Chef Mark England added: “I love Amber so much and we are just sad that she cannot join us in Tokyo. She is an incredibly gifted athlete and we really hope to see her again at future Olympics. “

Olympic Shotgun Hopeful Amber Hill

Olympic Shotgun Hopeful Amber Hill

Olympic shotgun Nadezhda Amber Hill said she needs time to reflect on what happened

After she tested positive for Covid-19, the upbeat video of goodbye was replaced by a black screen and the words “Broken”.

An upbeat video saying goodbye was replaced with a black screen and the words “Broken” when she tested positive for Covid-19.

Hill was found to be infected with Covid-19 prior to her departure from the UK to Japan.

Hill was found to be infected with Covid-19 prior to her departure from the UK to Japan.

Production manager Steven Seligmann said support would be provided. “This is an incredibly sad situation for Amber after she worked so hard to earn her Olympic spot for the UK team,” he said.

“Our goal now is to keep Amber safe and healthy, both physically and mentally, and we have the support to help her through this difficult period.”

In March, Hill won gold at the FIS World Championship in New Delhi.

After winning a bronze medal at the European Shooting Championships in May, she talked about how “it all fits together.” “This year is a time of change and the situation is on the rise,” she added.

Hill in British outfit during a photo shoot at the Birmingham NEC in June.

Hill in British outfit during a photo shoot at the Birmingham NEC in June.

On Tuesday, Hill posted a photo on social media showing a house adorned with St George’s crosses and a giant banner reading “Good luck, Amber, he’s coming home.”

She signed the picture “Best Seeing Off”.

So far, none of the British athletes in Japan have produced positive results. Opening ceremony on Friday. Hill was scheduled to compete on Monday.

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