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Russian Swimmer Ilya Borodin Out of Games After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

The Russian Swimming Federation announced on Wednesday that swimmer Ilya Borodin will miss the Tokyo Olympics after being tested positive for COVID-19. The 18-year-old was tested positive for the corona virus during a training camp in Vladivostok, Russia, before heading to Japan, the 2020 European champions in the men’s 400m individual medley.

“Ilya Borodin, a European champion and one of the leaders of the Olympic team, tested positive for Kovit-19, which means she will not be competing in the Tokyo Olympics,” the Russian Swimming Federation said in a statement.

The federation said all other athletes and coaching staff tested negative for the virus.

The Tokyo Games, which run from July 23 to August 8, have been postponed for a year due to a corona virus infection.

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