Russian withdrawn from Games after COVID-19 blow

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A Russian jock competing successful karate has been ruled retired of the Tokyo Olympics aft investigating affirmative for coronavirus.

The Russian Karate Federation said connected Instagram that Anna Chernysheva volition not beryllium capable to vie and that her affirmative trial was confirmed by a 2nd test.

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Anna Chernysheva (Getty)

The 19-year-old was the Russian Olympic Committee team's lone karate jock astatine the Olympics.

She was owed to vie time successful the women's 55kg kumite lawsuit connected the first-ever time of Olympic karate competition. It's a caller athletics connected the programme successful Tokyo.

Olympic organisers besides accidental Algerian weightlifter Walid Bidani has withdrawn from the men's over-109kg lawsuit "due to wellness concern which requires him to acquisition quarantine."

The connection doesn't notation the cause. Bidani won golden astatine the African championships successful May.

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