Dutch skateboarder Jacobs calls Olympic quarantine conditions ‘inhuman’

An Olympic skateboarder who was put in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 called the conditions at the hotel “inhuman” on Wednesday.

Candy Jacobs has been in isolation for eight days and missed the street event in skateboarding’s debut as an Olympic sport. The Netherlands athlete said she had to force officials to allow her a supervised short break for some fresh air away from her room, where the window doesn’t open.

“Not having any outside air is so inhuman,” the 31-year-old Jacobs said in a video message posted on Instagram. “It’s mentally super drainingdefinitely more than a lot of humans can handle.”

Jacobs was removed from the Olympic Village and put in a quarantine facility for people at the Tokyo Games infected with the virus. On her seventh day of isolation, she said she refused to move.

After more than seven hours, 그녀가 말했다, officials agreed she could stand at an open window under supervision for 15 의사록.

“Having that first breath of outside air was the saddest and best moment in my life,” Jacobs said.

Although Jacobs didn’t get a chance to compete on Monday, she praised 13-year-old gold medalist Momiji Nishiya of Japan, and said watching the event on TV was “a super-cool distraction” from quarantine.

“This ride has been the wildest I have ever been on and hopefully I never have to go through something like this again,” said Jacobs, who added she is still testing positive for Covid-19.

The International Olympic Committee and Tokyo organizers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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