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The next step: Self isolation by the Kosovan team

17 Mar 2020 12:05

   Kosovo Olympic Committee
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The Kosovo Olympic Judo Team is Quarantined, Isolated in a Training Room. The Kosovo judo team has been self-isolating as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics. Olympic champion Majlinda Kelmendi, four other judokas and five staff members have closed themselves in at a training center in Peja, 85 kilometers (50 miles) west of Pristina.

Kelmendi is the first athlete from Kosovo to win an Olympic gold medal.

Majlinda Kelmendi (-52kg), Distria Krasniqi (-48kg), Nora Gjakova (-57kg), Loriana Kuka (-78kg) and Akil Gjakova (-73kg) are expected to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with rate.

Coach Driton Kuka is among the group. None of them has been infected by the virus.

Kosovo has had 16 coronavirus cases. All sports and other entertainment or cultural activities have been suspended in the country and schools, cafes, restaurants, gyms and pools have been closed.


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