An American Olympic female gymnast tested positive for the coronavirus while training in Japan for the upcoming competitions.The gymnast was described as an American teenager but was not initially identified by name, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported Monday, citing Olympic officials in Inzai. The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it was an alternate who tested positive.CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COMThe gymnast arrived for the Games at Narita Airport on July 15, according to the report. The gymnast was practicing at Juntendo University in Inzai, located about 37 miles outside Tokyo.An initial PCR test at the time the gymnast entered Japan was negative, NHK reported. A simple coronavirus test and a subsequent PCR test over the weekend reportedly came back with positive results.JAPAN GIRDS FOR A SURREAL OLYMPICS, AND QUESTIONS ARE PLENTYThe gymnast in question only went back from the hotel and had no symptoms, according to the broadcaster.WCMH-TV later reported, citing her coach, it was Kara Eaker who tested positive.The U.S. women’s gymnastics team is set to move to the Olympic Village on Monday in preparation for the Games, which begin later in the week.The Americans, led by Simone Biles, are heavily favored to take home

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