Original title: Olympic gymnastics champion new crown positive, originally planned to play in the four-nation competition next month 原标题：奥运体操冠军新冠王正本来计划参加下个月的四国比赛
Original title: Olympic gymnastics champion new crown positive, originally planned to play in the four-nation competition next month
On October 31, Beijing time, the International Gymnastics Federation announced that Yasuhiro Uchimura, the two-time Olympic men's gymnastics champion, tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Uchimura has been training with the national team at the National Training Center before the four-nation match scheduled to start on November 8. He was absent from the team press conference on Thursday because he was sick, but the International Gymnastics Federation stated that Uchimura had no symptoms.
The president of the International Gymnastics Federation Moriari Watanabe said at an online press conference that Uchimura's positive result was detected in a test on athletes and staff on Wednesday. When the team arrived at the training center on October 20, the test results were all negative.
Watanabe said that gymnasts and staff will re-test, if there are more infections, Japan may withdraw from the competition. Uchimura’s positive test was at the training center, a key facility for Japan’s top athletes during the preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.
The Shikoku gymnastics competition in November is Japan's first major international event since its decision in March to postpone the Tokyo Olympics by one year to the summer of 2021. Gymnasts from Japan, Russia, China and the United States will participate in the November 8th competition. Uchimura will be arranged to participate.
Due to a shoulder injury, Uchimura said in June that he will not try to defend the Olympic all-around champion at the Tokyo Olympics, which will be postponed next year, but will focus on the horizontal bar.