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Curler Tahli Gill Returns Second Negative Test

Author imageAOC31 Jan 2022
Tahli Gill

The AOC has confirmed that the arriving Australian athlete who tested positive on the weekend has now twice tested negative and will resume normal Games preparation.

Curler Tahli Gill and her teammate Dean Hewitt have been in isolation for the past two days after Tahli returned a positive test on arrival at Beijing Airport.

After receiving good news late yesterday that her first test had returned negative, Tahli received more good news this morning with a second negative test.

Tahli and Dean have issued this joint statement:

"We are greatly relieved as a team, that goes without saying. But importantly for us both as a team, this experience is not going to define our Olympic campaign. We have treated this time as a rest day and a time to really focus on our Olympic goals.

"We look forward to representing Australia with pride and making history for our sport."

 

 

Tahli contracted COVID a number of weeks ago while training in Canada and had tested negative before travel in line with Beijing Games Playbook protocols, indicating she was at the end of the infection cycle.

AOC Chef de Mission Geoff Lipshut says he's delighted with the good news and the positive attitude of the curling pair.

"They have dealt with this extremely well and we are very proud of them. Now they can resume their preparation for the start of competition on Wednesday. We are looking forward to Tahli and Dean becoming our very first curling Olympians," Mr Lipshut concluded.

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