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Olympic ski jump champion Wellinger positive for virus

January 21, 2022 GMT
Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the third stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the third stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the third stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the third stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's Andreas Wellinger soars through the air during the third stage of the 70th Four Hills ski jumping tournament in Bischofshofen, Austria, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

TITISEE-NEUSTADT, Germany (AP) — Two-time Olympic ski jumping gold medalist Andreas Wellinger risks missing the upcoming Beijing Games after announcing he tested positive for the coronavirus Friday.

“Where from? Why? No idea,” Wellinger said in a video on Instagram. “I feel good physically.”

The positive test comes a day before Germany is expected to select two men’s ski jumpers for the Beijing Olympics, following Saturday’s World Cup competition.

Wellinger won the large hill team competition with Germany at the 2014 Olympics and the individual normal hill competition in 2018.

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