Naomi Visser will definitely not travel to Tokyo for the Olympic Games.

The nineteen-year-old gymnast, who was the first reserve for the Dutch team, tested positive for the corona virus two weeks ago and gymnastics association KNGU does not want to take any risks.

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Visser, who contracted the virus at the end of April and was also a bit ill at the time, was unexpectedly tested positive again on 8 July.

As a result, she was unable to travel to Japan with the rest of the women's team last Thursday.

The South Holland woman has since delivered no fewer than nine negative tests, so she kept hoping that she would still be allowed to travel to Tokyo.

However, the KNGU technical staff has decided to leave Visser at home.

"The strict rules from the Japanese government and the risk of quarantine for the reserve team have been decisive for this decision," sports umbrella organization NOC*NSF reports in a press release on Thursday.

"The technical staff has opted for certainty and clarity. The chance of a mandatory quarantine is estimated as too great."

Elze Geurts, who is in Tokyo, is now the only reserve for the Dutch women's team.

She can stand in if something happens to Vera van Pol, Eythora Thorsdottir, Sanne Wevers or Lieke Wevers.

That quartet normally gymnastics qualifying on Sunday.

"I am sorry that I cannot travel to Japan as the first reserve", says Visser.

"I have trained well in the Netherlands and I feel fit. Unfortunately, I cannot change the situation and I have to accept this decision. I am now taking a week off to focus on the World Cup in October."

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