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Is Jon Rahm vaccinated against Covid?

The US Sun
The US Sun
 2021-07-26
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ANOTHER Olympic hopeful has to stay home due to a negative Covid test.

Jon Rahm joins other Olympic athletes in testing positive for coronavirus ahead of the 2020 Tokyo games.

The International Golf Federation announced on July 25, 2021 that Spanish golfer Jon Rahm tested positive for Covid Credit: AFP

When did Jon Rahm test positive for Covid?

The International Golf Federation announced on July 25, 2021 that Spanish golfer Jon Rahm tested positive for Covid.

This was Rahm's third round of testing done before traveling.

Two months ago, the 26-year-old also tested positive ahead of the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament.

He later tested negative and was able to compete and win his first career victory at Torrey Pines.

Jorge Campillo will replace Rahm in representing Spain in men's golf in Tokyo.

The news about Rahm comes just hours after US golfer Bryson DeChambeau also tested positive and will have to withdraw from the games as well.

Is Jon Rahm vaccinated against Covid?

After testing positive two months ago, Rahm received the vaccines and subsequently tested negative.

Despite being vaccinated, the negative test will force him to withdraw from the Olympic games.

What did Rahm say about withdrawing?

After the news broke, Rahm took to Twitter to alert his fans of the situation, both in English and in Spanish.

He wrote, "I've been fortunate to represent my country and win a championship for Spain around the world as an amateur.

"Playing in Tokyo would've given me a chance to win an Olympic gold medal for my country.

"I would have loved to have been the first Spanish Olympic gold medalist in golf, but unfortunately destiny has other plans.

"This is a great reminder for all of us that we're still in a pandemic, things are not over, and we still need to fight together to get through this the best we can.

"I wish all the great athletes representing Spain the best of luck as they compete in Tokyo, I'll be watching and cheering them on from home. God bless."

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