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Andreas Wellinger, Olympic ski jumping champion, left off German team for Beijing


TOPSHOT - Germany’s Andreas Wellinger celebrates during the victory ceremony after winning the men’s normal hill individual ski jumping event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018, in Pyeongchang. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

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Andreas Wellinger, who earned three ski jumping medals at the 2018 Olympics, including normal hill gold, was left off Germany’s team for the Beijing Games.

Wellinger, 26, announced Friday that he tested positive for the coronavirus, ruling him out of the last World Cup competition before Germany named the last two members of its five-man Olympic ski jumping team.

Even before that, he may have been on the outside looking in.

Wellinger finished in the top 10 of an individual World Cup once in the last three years and ranks sixth among Germans in this season’s World Cup standings.

Since PyeongChang, Wellinger missed significant time with injuries including a torn ACL and a broken collar bone.

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