Vincent Zhou’s Olympic journey ended after the American figure skater tested positive for COVID-19.
The 21-year-old Californian competed in the men’s freestyle skating event over the weekend, placing third dancing to the music of the 2000 film Ang Lee, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” in China, his hometown. his parents.
He shared a video message on Instagram after testing positive:
“I realized that this doesn’t define me at all as an athlete, as a human being,” Zhou said. “I’m not just another positive COVID test.”
There was initially hope that Zhou returned a false positive, but the results were later confirmed. Now he will miss the individual competition. Due to the notice period, Team USA will not be able to take Zhou’s place. Nathan Chen and Jason Brown will represent the US in the event.
Zhou made his Olympic debut in 2018, where he was the first skater to hit a quadruple Lutz jump at the Olympics. He ranked sixth after the free program, just behind Chen.
The US figure skating team will return to the ice without Zhou Monday night for the men’s short show at 8 p.m. ET.
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