Kapas, the 2019 World Champion in the women’s 200 butterfly, was one of nine positive tests that came out of Hungarian Swimming’s training camps.
“I still feel good,” wrote the 26-year-old in an Instagram post on Friday. “Training is also important during home quarantine, now instead of water, I pace on land, thus also fighting the virus.”
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Sziasztok! Képzeljétek, már itthon is tudok tekerni!🚴♀️ Nagyon köszönöm nektek a sok kedves biztatást, továbbra is jól érzem magam. Az otthoni karantén alatt is fontos az edzés, most a víz helyett a szárazföldön tempózok, így is küzdve a vírus ellen.👊 Köszönöm szépen a Spinning Hungary felajánlását!😊 #maradjotthon #avokadoszokni
Prior to winning the World Championship title last summer, Kapas also won an Olympic bronze medal in 2016 in the women’s 800 free and a World bronze medal in the 1500 free in 2015. The Debrecen native is also a seven-time European champion (six long course, one short course).
Among the others with confirmed cases of COVID-19 Dominik Kozma, Richard Bohus and David Horvath. While none of these athletes has posted a recent update on their condition, they were all asymptomatic shortly after their positive tests became public.
Additionally, Daniel Sos, who is the son of the Hungarian National Team head coach Csaba Sos, and swimmers Peter Nagy and Tamas Horvath have also tested positive, though they haven’t shown any symptoms either.
On April 1, the Hungarian Swimming Federation released a statement order a full training closure for the athletes who attended these training camps for two weeks.
As of Saturday, Hungary has 678 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 32 deaths.