Olympic World Champion Anna Korakaki has tested positive for coronavirus. Thus, the athlete will miss the European Championship in Norway.
Greek Olympic champion Anna Korakaki has contracted the coronavirus upon arrival in Norway to compete in the European Championships.
In the post, she said that she fell ill and has been in a quarantine hotel for the third day, writes lifo.gr. She wrote: “Dear friends, having contracted the COVID-19 virus, it is with great sadness that I inform you that I will not be representing our country at this European Championship taking place in Norway.
“I have a positive test result, so I am in quarantine at the hotel for the third day, according to the protocols of the Organizing Committee of the Games and the state of Norway. It is not easy for me to go through this, but I am optimistic about the future to recover and return twice as strong, ”the athlete writes on her facebook page.
Anna Korakaki (Greek Άννα Κορακάκη, born April 8, 1996, Drama, East Macedonia and Thrace) – Greek athlete (shooting), champion and bronze medalist of the XXXI Olympiad in air pistol shooting.
Anna Korakaki is the 2018 World Champion, 2018 Mediterranean Games Champion, 2014 European Junior Championship winner, 2015 European Games and 2011 Junior European Championship silver medalist, 2014 Junior World Championship bronze medalist, four-time World Cup winner.
Trained under the guidance of his father Thassos Korakakis. He has been engaged in shooting since 2009 and receives a special education at the University of Macedonia.
She was the first female torchbearer to receive the Olympic flame in her hands, lit at a solemn ceremony in honor of summer olympic games 2020 (in Ancient Olympia, Peloponnese).
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At the 2020 Olympics, she was the flag bearer for the Greek delegation along with Lefteris Petrunias. In the competition, she placed 6th in both the 10m and 25m air pistol events.