Nam Nguyen has difficulties in the national team a week after signing the contract COVID-19
Longtime national medalist Nam Nguyen contracted COVID-19 last week, and is still feeling the effects at Saturday’s Canadian figure skating championships.
Nguyen, who won the 2014 junior world championship and the 2019 Canadian senior title, is considered the favorite to become Canada’s skating team to the Beijing Olympics.
But the 23-year-old from Toronto finished seventh after Friday’s short show and struggled on his free show on Saturday, saying after skating that his lungs still feel the affect of viruses.
“It’s like flu-like symptoms, 10 times more,” he said.
Nguyen said he was in isolation for five days after testing positive for PCR, and then returned to the bandages on Tuesday after testing negative.
A few weeks ago, Nguyen said he plans to retire after this season, but is rethinking that decision, saying he doesn’t want to leave the sport at such a low price. .
Stephen Gogolev withdrew from the men’s singles event on Friday after testing positive for coronavirus. The 17-year-old from Toronto won the national silver medal in 2019.
This report by the Canadian Press was first published on January 8, 2022.