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Ash Barty dons a face mask as she arrives for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ash Barty dons a face mask as she arrives at Narita International Airport Japan for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Ashleigh Barty arrived in Japan on Monday ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

The Australian tennis player, 25, donned a face mask as she exited her plane and headed into the terminal. 

The athlete was greeted by workers in full protective gear who checked her temperature. 

Incoming: Ashleigh Barty (pictured) arrived in Japan on Monday ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

She wore an Australian team jersey and cap, her hair tucked underneath in a ponytail. 

Ash was weighed down by baggage including a kit bag and had a backpack strapped on.  

Her arrival comes as the Olympic Village has been plunged into chaos after two athletes tested positive for coronavirus in Tokyo.

Masked: The Australian tennis player, 25, donned a face mask as she exited her plane and headed into the terminal

Masked: The Australian tennis player, 25, donned a face mask as she exited her plane and headed into the terminal

Careful: The athlete was greeted by workers in full protective gear who checked her temperature

Careful: The athlete was greeted by workers in full protective gear who checked her temperature

Six British Olympic athletes and two team staff are also self-isolating in Tokyo after being identified as close contacts of a passenger who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus on their plane to Japan, the British Olympic Association has announced.

Olympic organisers revealed the news on Sunday, as the South African football team announced that two of their players had tested positive.  

They were named as players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi.

Team colours: She wore an Australian team jersey and cap, her hair tucked underneath in a ponytail

Team colours: She wore an Australian team jersey and cap, her hair tucked underneath in a ponytail

Heavy load: Ash was weighed down by baggage including a kit bag and had a backpack strapped on

Heavy load: Ash was weighed down by baggage including a kit bag and had a backpack strapped on

Video Analyst Mario Masha from the South African squad also tested positive on arrival in Tokyo as the team prepares to face hosts Japan on Thursday.

Mahlatsi and Monyane are the first athletes in the village to be reported positive, adding to the uncertainty around the Tokyo Olympics that are to open on Friday after being delayed a year by the pandemic.

Fifty-five cases linked to the Games have been discovered this month, including four athletes. 

Winner: Ashleigh poses with the trophy for the media after winning the women's singles final after defeating the Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, on July 10

Winner: Ashleigh poses with the trophy for the media after winning the women’s singles final after defeating the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, on July 10

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