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Multiple World Champion Federica Pellegrini Contracts Covid-19, to Miss Swimming League

Federica Pellegrini (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Multiple world swimming champion Federica Pellegrini has examined constructive for coronavirus and can miss the International Swimming League occasion in Budapest.

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  • Last Updated: October 16, 2020, 2:16 PM IST
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Multiple world swimming champion Federica Pellegrini has contracted COVID-19, the Italian mentioned in a social media publish on Thursday. The 32-year-old, who intends to participate in her fifth and closing Olympic Games in Tokyo subsequent 12 months, was on account of depart for the International Swimming League occasion in Budapest however felt unwell after coaching on Wednesday.

“Unfortunately I’ve some dangerous information: yesterday I ended coaching as a result of I felt ache and on the best way dwelling I additionally bought a sore throat. So this afternoon I took a swab and I examined constructive for Covid,” she mentioned in a tearful Instagram publish.

“I was supposed to leave on Monday for Budapest to take part in the ISL,” added the 200 metre freestyle world file holder.

“I was looking forward to getting back into the water and finally starting a normal season, even more so because I was fine and had trained well. Instead I have to stop again and in the meantime I will undergo ten days of quarantine.”

Pellegrini received gold within the 200 metres freestyle on the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and the world championship in the identical occasion in 2009, 2011, 2017 and 2019, plus the world title within the 400 metres freestyle in 2009 and 2011.

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