KSL OLYMPICS

Taylor Crabb Out, Tri Bourne In For Jake Gibb, US Beach Volleyball Team

Jul 22, 2021, 4:46 PM
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In this handout image provided by AVP, Trevor Crabb and Tri Bourne react in the final against Phil Dalhausser (not pictured) and Nick Lucena (not pictured) during the Porsche Cup on August 02, 2020 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Robert Beck/AVP via Getty Images)
(Photo by Robert Beck/AVP via Getty Images)

TOKYO (AP) — American beach volleyball player Taylor Crabb is out of the Olympics after four positive COVID-19 tests.

Tri Bourne will take his place as the partner of four-time Olympian Jake Gibb when the competition begins at Tokyo’s Shiokaze Park this weekend.

Crabb confirmed his withdrawal in a statement to The Associated Press in which he noted that he was vaccinated before testing positive upon arrival in Japan.

He said he was cautious and followed all protocols but still tested positive.

Bourne attempted to make it to Tokyo with Trevor Crabb, Taylor’s brother, but finished third in a race for two spots.

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