A Ugandan weightlifter has disappeared from Tokyo Olympics pre-camp after landing in Japan.
It was gathered that Julius Ssekitoleko, 20 disappeared from a hotel in Izumisano, Osaka, saying he doesn’t want to return to his difficult country.
He left a note saying: “I want to work in Japan without returning to a difficult country.”
Regarding this, Izumisano City revealed that a memo was left in the hotel room stating, “I want to work in Japan without returning to a difficult country.”
Also, at the JR train station in Kumatori-cho, Osaka, which is adjacent to Izumisano City, sightings of a person similar to a player were sent on the night of the 16th, and when the city investigated, the player had bought a Shinkansen ticket to Nagoya.
According to Izumisano City, Julius failed to qualify for the Olympics during the training camp, and both he and his Coach were scheduled to return to Uganda on the 20th of this month.
The Ugandan team was quarantined when they arrived in Japan on the 19th of last month, and a total of two people were confirmed to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.