Coco Gauff, revealed here at Wimbledon earlier this month, will not be complete at the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive coronavirus test.
Coco Gauff, revealed here at Wimbledon earlier this month, will certainly not be contend at the Tokyo Olympics because of a positive coronavirus examination.
TOKYO– U.S. tennis star Coco Gauff will no longer lead the UNITED STATE tennis group at the Tokyo Olympics. She has introduced that she examined favorable for the coronavirus, dashing her hopes of completing in the Games.
“It has actually always been an imagine mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, as well as I wish there will be lots of more chances for me to make this happened in the future,” the 17-year-old claimed in a declaration on.
Gauff was tapped to lead the 12-member team, in what will be the very first Olympics team in a quarter century without Serena or Venus Williams. Group U.S.A. “altering of the guard.”
The U.S. Tennis Organization “whole UNITED STATES Tennis Olympic contingent is sad for Coco.”
“We desire her the very best as she manages this unfortunate circumstance as well as wish to see her back on the courts really soon,” it included, as well as said it recognized she’ll be rooting for her colleagues.
Jennifer Brady, Jessica Pegula as well as Alison Riske will certainly complete for the UNITED STATE in ladies’s songs.
Gauff did not state whether she has actually been immunized. It’s possible but less likely for immunized individuals to evaluate positive for the coronavirus.
Hundreds of athletes, trains, authorities and also media are streaming into Tokyo. They go with strenuous coronavirus testing prior to leaving from their house nations as well as follow rigorous procedures upon arrival to keep separation from the Japanese population and reduce danger of an episode.
Still, positive instances are beginning to arise in the Olympic bubble, including two athletes from the exact same team. Their positive examinations on Sunday made them the to examine positive in the Olympic town.