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German canoeing champ to miss Olympics due to Covid-19

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Berlin, March 31 (IANS) Germany’s Olympics canoeing medallist Steffi Kriegerstein will miss the Tokyo Olympic Games after testing positive for Covid-19.

Kriegerstein said she contracted the coronavirus in December and then fell ill with Covid-19, with the ongoing after-effects now prompting her to end the season, DPA reported on Wednesday.

“My body is tortured with new symptoms all the time since my corona illness in December. I still don’t feel 100 per cent healthy. I can’t think about a normal training regime. Now health is the priority,” she said on Instagram.

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The Rio 2016 silver-medallist in the kayak fours added further: “Big aims that were my focus over the last four years are not close.”

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