Amber Hill was due to compete in the Women’s Olympic Skeet competition
British shooter Amber Hill has withdrawn from the Olympic Games after testing positive for Covid-19 in the UK prior to her departure.
The 23-year-old was due to compete in the Women’s Skeet in Tokyo, having been a finalist at Rio 2016.
Hill is currently ranked No 1 in the world but her Olympic hopes were ended when she returned a positive test on Tuesday night.
“There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now,” she said.
“After five years of training and preparation, I’m absolutely devastated to say that last night I received a positive Covid-19 test, meaning I’ve had to withdraw from Team GB’s shooting team.
Amber Hill was a finalist at the 2016 Olympics in Rio
“Although I don’t have any symptoms, I will now isolate as per the Government guidance.
“I would like to wish the best of luck to all of Team GB who are out in Tokyo, especially the shooting team who have supported me massively throughout my career.
“I will be back from this, but right now I need some time to reflect and take in what has happened.”
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