Amber Hill Withdraws from Olympics Due to Positive Covid-19 Test
We regret to share the news that Team GB shooter and CPSA member Amber Hill has withdrawn from the Tokyo 2021 Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19. The CPSA is very sorry to hear this news and our thoughts go out to Amber, who has worked tirelessly for several years to earn her place on the Olympic team.
For more information please see British Shooting's statement that follows:
It is with deep regret we must announce Amber Hill has withdrawn from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after testing positive for COVID-19 in the UK, prior to her departure.
The current World Number One Skeet shooter, was due to fly to Tokyo on Wednesday 21 July ahead of competition in Tokyo where she was looking to continue her fantastic shooting form.
Speaking of the news, Amber said: "There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now.
"After five years of training and preparation, I’m absolutely devastated to say that last night I received a positive Covid-19 test, meaning I’ve had to withdraw from Team GB’s shooting team.
"Although I don’t have any symptoms, i will now isolate as per the government guidance.
"I would like to wish the best of luck to all of Team GB who are out in Tokyo, especially the shooting team who have supported me massively throughout my career.
"I will be back from this, but right now I need some time to reflect and take in what has happened."
British Shooting Performance Director, Steven Seligmann, said: “This is an incredibly sad situation for Amber after she’s worked so hard to earn her Olympic place for Team GB.
“Our focus is to now make sure Amber is kept safe and well, both physically and mentally, and we have the support in place to help her through this difficult time.”
Team GB Chef de Mission, Mark England, said: “My heart goes out to Amber, and we’re just sad for her that she is unable to join us in Tokyo. She is an incredibly gifted athlete and we dearly hope to see her again at a future Olympic Games.”
No replacement athlete will be selected in Amber’s place.