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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 in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Tokyo at Shiokaze Park on July 25, 2019, in Tokyo, Japan. (Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

Beach volleyball participant Markéta Sluková-Nausch, certainly one of the Czech athletes who gained’t give you the chance to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo due to a optimistic Covid-19 take a look at, stated she felt very upset about the manner her Olympic dream has ended. 

Sluková-Nausch’s optimistic take a look at – introduced on Thursday – additionally guidelines out her taking part in accomplice Barbora Hermannová from the Games. 

“I know that many much worse things are happening around the world right now, but truthfully, in our own sporting micro-world, the world we have lived in and are living in now, it is extremely sad for Bára [Barbora Hermannova] and I that our journey to Tokyo, the journey that was meant to be a pinnacle, had to end in this way,” Sluková-Nausch stated in a press release supplied to NCS by her consultant. 

Tokyo was due to be the third Games for Sluková-Nausch and the second for Hermannová.

The pair have been scheduled to open the Olympic girls’s seashore volleyball match in opposition to Japan on Saturday.

“We cried, then we swore, then we cried again. I am just hoping that no other athletes will follow us, because I think that something like this is a nightmare for any athlete, for any Olympian, who gets this far, this close to the Olympic competition,” Sluková-Nausch stated.

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

“I was tested roughly eight times in the past 24 hours, some results were positive, some were ambiguous, some were negative, but unfortunately, the final verdict is that I’ve tested positive and that means that we will not be able to play at the tournament,” the 33-year-old added. 

“It hurts terribly and I have never processed this complete state of affairs but and I do not know how to take care of all of it,” the athlete stated.



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