Athletics-Two Trinidad and Tobago competitors, coach test positive for COVID-19

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Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Doha 2019 - Men's Long Jump Qualification - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar - September 27, 2019 Trinidad and Tobago's Andwuelle Wright in action REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago long jumper Andwuelle Wright and 400 metres hurdler Sparkle Ann McKnight have been withdrawn from the Tokyo Games after they tested positive for COVID-19, the country's Olympic committee said on Friday.

The duo, along with athletics coach Wendell Williams who also tested positive for the coronavirus, have been moved into a quarantine facility, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee said in a statement.

The National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago did not immediately respond to questions over whether other members of the team have been impacted as close contacts - or moved into isolation - as a result.

The announcement comes after two pole vaulters -- double world champion Sam Kendricks of the United States and Argentina's German Chiaraviglio -- were also ruled out of the Olympics earlier in the week after they tested positive for the virus. read more

Reporting by Amy Tennery in Tokyo, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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