Swimmer Ona Carbonell Slams Olympics for Not Allowing Breastfed Son

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Ona Carbonell is expressing her “disappointment” with the Tokyo Organizing Committee ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

In a recent video posted to Instagram, the two-time Olympic medalistwho can be seen in the footage breastfeeding her son, Kaiexplained having to make the tough decision to not bring her young boy along, due to measures imposed under the COVID-19 guidelines.

“Despite the appearance of some news suggesting the possibility that we athletes could travel to the Tokyo Olympics Games accompanied by our infants or young children,” she captioned the post, “We have been informed by the organizing entities of some extremely drastic measures that make this option impossible for me. After receiving countless expressions of support and encouragement to go to Tokyo with Kai, I wanted to express my disappointment and disillusionment that I will finally have to travel without him.”

In the video, the professional swimmer explained that if she made the decision to bring him with her, under the rules imposed by the Japanese government, her son “would not be allowed to leave the hotel room” for the duration of their trip.



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