Argentinian pole vaulter Germán Chiaraviglio has tested positive for Covid-19 in Tokyo and will not be competing in the Olympics, he announced in a post on his official Instagram account on Thursday.
He said he tested positive on Wednesday, "and there, I knew that everything was over."
"It will surely take me a long time to process," Chiaraviglio added. "We knew these Olympic Games would be different and with different rules, and here I am, it's my turn."
The 34-year-old said he is isolating in a hotel for several days.
"I thank the people who were and are close, and all those who sent me their messages of love and affection," he added.
Earlier Thursday, American men’s pole vaulter Sam Kendricks tested positive for Covid-19.