Multiple planet swimming champion Federica Pellegrini has contracted COVID-19 , the particular Italian said in a social media marketing post on Thursday.

The 32-year-old, who also intends to take part in her 5th and final Olympic Games in Tokyo the coming year, was due to leave for your International Swimming League occasion in Budapest but experienced unwell after training upon Wednesday.

“Unfortunately I have some bad information: yesterday I stopped instruction because I felt discomfort and on the way home Also i got a sore throat. And this afternoon I took the swab and I tested optimistic for Covid, ” the girl said in a tearful Instagram post.

“I was supposed to leave upon Monday for Budapest to engage in the ISL, ” additional the 200 metre freestyle world record holder.

“I was looking towards getting back into the water and lastly starting a normal season, a lot more so because I was great and had trained well.

“Instead I have to quit again and in the interim I will undergo ten times of quarantine. ”

Pellegrini won gold within the 200 meters freestyle on the Beijing Olympics in 08 and the world championship within the same event in 2009, last year, 2017, and 2019, as well as the world title in the four hundred meters freestyle in 2009 plus 2011.

By Brian Homewood