— Published 21 July 2021

A second withdrawal because of COVID

Candy Jacobs

Predictable. Two days before the opening ceremony, the list of athletes forced to give up after having been tested positive to COVID-19 already includes two names. After the Chilean taekwondo specialist Fernanda Aguirre, whose case was revealed Wednesday morning in Tokyo, the Dutch Candy Jacobs, engaged in skateboarding, must also give up. She announced it herself on her Instagram account, explaining that she was “devastated” by the news. But the young athlete assured that all the team followed the sanitary protocol imposed by the Japanese to the letter. Her Dutch partners will be able to participate in skateboarding competitions.