Seventh corona case at TeamNL: assistant of rowing coach Verdonkschot positive | Olympics

Seventh corona case at TeamNL: assistant of rowing coach Verdonkschot positive | Olympics

On the day of a record number of medals in Tokyo, TeamNL also identified another corona case. The assistant of rowing coach Josy Verdonkschot, who is already in quarantine, is the seventh corona case in the Dutch Olympic team. It’s about Isabella Jacobs.

It is the seventh corona case within ‘TeamNL’, and the fourth within the rowing team. Previously, skiffer Finn Florijn, coach Josy Verdonkschot and another member of the staff tested positive. They are staying in a quarantine hotel in Tokyo. The head coach of several women’s boats has been in isolation for a few days, including bronze medalists Roos de Jong and Lisa Scheenaard. Jacobs has also been quarantined. Her duties will be taken over by other colleagues, according to a spokesperson for sports umbrella organization NOC*NSF.

It is the seventh positive corona case in the Dutch team. Skateboard star Candy Jacobs was the first Dutch Olympian to be quarantined after a positive test last Wednesday. Taekwondoka Reshmie Oogink, a staff member of the rowing team, skiffer Finn Florijn and tennis player Jean-Julien Rojer followed.

Most of those who tested positive flew to Japan on the same flight, as did a NOS commentator who found positive. Verdonkschot was not on this flight. Jacobs was on that flight.

Josy Verdonkschot. © Hollandse Hoogte / ANP

The rowing team was particularly successful in Tokyo on Wednesday, taking gold, two silver and bronze. Coach Verdonkschot experienced the six finals from the quarantine hotel, a few kilometers outside the Olympic village. The athletes said afterwards that they were looked down upon by some other countries. They were even yelled at. But with four slices, the team was the most successful Dutch rowing team ever at the Games.

NOC*NSF announced yesterday that athletes and staff members in the so-called ‘corona hotel’ may be released from isolation after seven days if they test negative on day six and seven.

Previously, skateboarder Candy Jacobs, taekwondoka Reshmie Oogink, rower Finn Florijn and tennis player Jean-Julien Rojer saw their Olympic Games fall to pieces.

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