The Scottish Mail on Sunday

Rower’s Covid blow


■ A DUTCH rower yesterday became the first Olympian to test positive for Covid midcompeti­tion. Finn Florijn, 21, had his hopes shattered hours after finishing fourth in a heat of the men’s singles race early on Friday. He said: ‘I wasn’t completely satisfied with my heat, but I was very much hoping to do better in the rematch. Now, it’s over in an instant. I really can’t say much more about it.’

His expulsion comes after a staff member of the Dutch rowing team — as well as taekwondo competitor Reshmie Oogink and skateboard­er Candy Jacobs — also tested positive.

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