Fencer Matteo Tagliariol has the last October term of the military world games in Chinese city of Wuhan, already a Hotspot in the Corona pandemic in suspicion. "When we arrived in Wuhan, we are ill all. All six people in my apartment were sick, also many athletes from other Delegationen", the 37-year-old Italian told the newspaper "Corriere della Sera".
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The military world games was held from 18. up to 27. October 2019 in Wuhan instead. In December, it was reported in China, the first infection case officially. However, there is speculation that the Coronavirus had spread previously.
Tagliariols team-mates and his family seriously ill
"I had a severe cough, and many other athletes had Fieber", Tagliariol, who won the 2008 Beijing Gold in the épée said. The worst I expected him to be, however, when returning to Italy. "I had a very high fever and could not breathe. Even antibiotics did not help. For three weeks I was sick and very weak. After that, my two-year-old son Leo is ill.
He has been coughing for three weeks. Also my partner has become sick, but in a lighter Form. As you started to talk about the Virus, I thought: I have to me. I realized the COVID-19 symptoms. I’m an athlete, for me, it was for my Standards a very schlecht", Tagliariol said.
French five fighters infected
Nearly 10,000 athletes from more than 140 countries had participated in the world military games in Wuhan, Germany 243 of the athletes were at the Start. Around the competitions, more than 230,000 volunteers have been in use.
According to "L'Equipe" have infected also the French five fighters Elodie Clouvel and Valentin Belaud likely to Play in Wuhan. The military world games since 1995, every four years, following the model of the Olympic games in the summer, and since 2010, all four years in the Winter by the world sports Association held. The summer games will always be one year before the Olympic summer games, the winter will be held games in the same year.
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