July 30, 2021, 6:26

    Britain lose Tokyo Olympic gold medal hope Amber Hill in cruellest Covid cut of all

    Britain lose Tokyo Olympic gold medal hope Amber Hill in cruellest Covid cut of all

    The curse of the Covid Olympics last night dealt a devastating blow to one of Britain’s biggest gold medal hopes.

    Skeet shooter Amber Hill is ranked number one in the world and was poised to fly to Tokyo for the biggest opportunity of her life.

    Instead she was left heartbroken after a last minute PCR test came back positive despite her showing zero symptoms.

    “There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now,” she said.

    "After five years of training and preparation, I’m absolutely devastated to say that last night I received a positive Covid-19 test, meaning I’ve had to withdraw from Team GB’s shooting team.

    “Broken is the only word to describe the pain I’m feeling,” she later added.

    “I will be back from this but right now I need some time to reflect on and take in what has happened.”

    The cruellest cut of all led to an outpouring of sympathy for the 23-year old across social media.

    Hill pictured with her silver medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games
    (Image: PA)

    The news broke hours after Team GB chef de mission Mark England proudly declared not a single positive test among 800 athletes and support staff already in Japan.

    “My heart goes out to Amber,” he said. “She is an incredibly gifted athlete and we dearly hope to see her again at a future Olympic Games.”

    England added that the six athletes in quarantine would compete as scheduled. And that Team GB would host a star-studded homecoming concert at Wembley Arena on August 15.

    Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England
    (Image: Getty)

    He said: “We want everyone back home to buckle up. It won’t be an easy ride but it will be exciting and there will be some memories that I’m sure will live long.”

    Sadly Hill going for gold will not be one of them.

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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