COVID: Valentino Rossi, Federica Pellegrini positive

I cried says swimmer, I'm angry says motorcyclist

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 16 - Valentino Rossi and Federica Pellegrini have joined the long list of Italian sports stars to announce that they have contracted COVID-19.
    Nine-time motorcycling world champion Rossi said he will not be able to take part in the Aragon MotoGP Grand Prix.
    "I'm sad and angry because I did my best to respect the (COVID-prevention) protocol," said the Yahama rider.
    Olympic swimming gold medallist and six-time world champion Pellegrini was down too.
    "I cried a lot," she said on Facebook.
    "I would have gone to the International Swimming League in Budapest.
    "I wanted to compete". (ANSA).


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