Portugal's Frederico Morais has withdrawn from the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Taking to Instagram earlier today, he announced he's tested positive for covid.
The current World No. 11 on the Championship Tour leaderboard stated, "This is likely the saddest video I've ever had to post. In 2019 I qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that were postponed because of COVID-19. And now, because of the virus I won't be able to compete nor represent my country."
Morais, 29, continued, "Lucky my life has always been filled with obstacles that I've overcome one by one, this will be no different. Paris 2024 I'll be ready! Good luck to my country Portugal, I'll be there with you in thought!"
Morais went on to say in a statement issued through Portugal's Olympic team and reported by the Associated Press, "I was very careful. I have been fully vaccinated for over a month, but I ended up contracting the virus." He continued, "I feel fine and I will carry out my isolation. I will be following every second of our team."