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Polish ski jumper infected with COVID-19

23 Nov 2021, 22:44 GMT+10

WARSAW, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Polish ski jumper Klemens Muranka has tested positive for COVID-19, the Polish Ski Association revealed on Tuesday.

Over the weekend, the team coached by Michal Dolezal competed in the inaugural competitions of the FIS World Cup in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. Muranka has been placed in isolation and will remain in the country when his teammates leave.

"The Polish athlete was isolated from the rest of the group and subjected to further examination. Muramka's sample was tested in three laboratories, the result of each was positive. The ski jumper will be tested in Russia every day and if he tests negative for the coronavirus twice, then he will be able to return to Poland," the Association said.

Muranka now faces in a 10-day quarantine in Russia, while the rest of the Polish team will go to the next World Cup competition in Kuusamo, Finland on Wednesday.

"Klemens had a slight fever and a headache. Whether they were due to the infection or stress, it's hard to say. Currently he has a slight runny nose, but generally no more serious symptoms," team doctor Aleksander Winiarski was quoted by local media on Tuesday.

Polish ski jumpers Kamil Stoch and Piotr Zyla are considered among the favorites to stand on the podium at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

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