Team GB medal prospect, Amber Hill admits she is heartbroken after a positive Covid test ended her Olympic dream.

The 23-year-old, who hails from Windsor and grew up shooting in Wycombe, received the news before she flew out to Tokyo.

After setting a world record score during qualifying she was due to compete in Sunday's women's skeet event.

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She said: "There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now.

"After five years of training and preparation, I’m absolutely devastated to say that last night I received a positive Covid-19 test, meaning I’ve had to withdraw from Team GB’s shooting team.

"Although I don’t have any symptoms, I will now isolate as per the Government guidance.

"I will be back from this, but right now I need some time to reflect and take in what has happened.

"I would like to wish the best of luck to all of Team GB who are out in Tokyo, especially the shooting team who have supported me massively throughout my career".

Amber reached the Olympic final five years ago with her grandfather Bill Rogers in the stands, the emotional embrace that followed needed no words to explain.

He died in 2019 and Amber had said he wouldn't be far from her mind in Japan.

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She was just ten years old when he took her to her local shooting range because she didn’t want to watch her brother play rugby.

Within five years she had won her first World Cup medal, pipping another Tokyo hopeful, Dina Asher-Smith, to the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year prize in the proce

Team GB shooting coach Steven Seligmann said: “This is an incredibly sad situation for Amber after she’s worked so hard to earn her Olympic place.

“Our focus is to now make sure Amber is kept safe and well, both physically and mentally, and we have the support in place to help her through this difficult period.”

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