Skateboard star Candy Jacobs was the first Dutch athlete to leave the quarantine hotel in Tokyo on Friday.

The Limburger is now on his way back home.

Last Wednesday, 31-year-old Jacobs was the first Dutch athlete at the Olympic Games to be quarantined after she tested positive for the corona virus.

On Friday, Jacobs stepped out of the hotel where all Olympic participants who tested positive for the virus are sitting.

She was taken by van to Narita airport for the return journey.

"I'm in a mental battle and I need some time to recover from this, both physically and mentally," said Jacobs, who says he has barely eaten and slept in recent days.

Taekwondoka Reshmie Oogink, rower Finn Florijn, tennis player Jean-Julien Rojer, rowing coach Josy Verdonkschot and two other supervisors of the rowing team are still in the quarantine hotel.

In principle, they all have to stay there for ten days.

Sports umbrella organization NOC*NSF strongly criticized the conditions in the quarantine hotel earlier this week and called in the ambassador in Japan to change the situation.

That had an effect, because the Dutch were given a larger room where the windows were allowed to open.

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