Ugandan weightlifter who fled pre-Olympics coaching present in Japan

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A Ugandan athlete who fled all over pre-Olympics coaching in western Japan remaining week has been discovered and is being interviewed through police, officers stated Tuesday.

Mie prefectural police in central Japan stated 20-year-old weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko used to be in Yokkaichi, a town 105 miles east of his host the city in western Japan. Police are asking him what took place since he fled his lodge in Izumisano within the Osaka prefecture Friday, leaving at the back of a be aware pronouncing he didnt need to go back to his nation.

Julius Ssekitoleko of Uganda competes all over the Weightlifting Men’s 56kg Final on day one of the most Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.Dean Mouhtaropoulos / Getty Images record

Ssekitoleko left at the back of his baggage and a be aware pronouncing he sought after to stick in Japan and paintings, Izumisano officers stated. He didn’t meet Olympic requirements in the newest world ratings launched after he arrived Japan and used to be to go back house this week.

The pandemic-delayed Olympics open Friday regardless of mounting fear about an upsurge of infections in Tokyo, which on Tuesday reported 1,387 circumstances, up 557 from per week in the past.

On their arrival on June 19 at Narita International Airport, a member of the crew examined sure and used to be quarantined, whilst the remainder 8 participants have been allowed to commute greater than 300 miles on a chartered bus to Izumisano.

Days later, a 2d member of the crew examined sure, forcing seven the city officers and drivers who had shut touch with the crew to self-isolate. Health officers stated each inflamed Ugandans had the delta variant, which is thought to be extra contagious.

The crew, which ended its isolation and educated from July 7, headed to Tokyos Olympic village on Tuesday with out Ssekitoleko.


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