Thursday, July 29, 2021

Russian swimmer Borodin fails Covid test, out of Olympics



European 400m individual medley champion Ilya Borodin has been ruled out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19.

The 18-year-old, who was expected to contend for a medal, failed a test during a final training camp in Vladivostok before departing for Japan.

All other athletes and officials tested negative.

Borodin claimed the European title in Budapest in May in 4mins 10.02secs, a world junior record and the sixth fastest in the world this year.