Coco Gauff, the American prodigy, shares her withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive of COVID-19 and thus, the state of a chaotic atmosphere grows more in Japan.
The 17-year-old tennis star became the fourth player in this grand sport festival to test positive, after the two footballers and a staff member of the South African Soccer Team. Unlike the African athletes, Coco didn’t stay in quarantine and wait for her recovery but withdrew from Olympics.
Gauff went to her twitter to share the disappointing news with the word, “I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future. I want to wish TEAM USA best of luck and safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.”
The young American girl is already the World No. 25 and was the highest ranking player in the squad. Thus, she was supposed to lead the team in the tournament, but her leaving the team was a tremendous blow for America at the Olympics. Even the player herself is very upset with the news, as this was her first Olympics. But she’s still young and will have many more chances in the future to represent her country.
After so many coronavirus cases reported positive in the Olympic village, many athletes are unsettled about the situation. However, the tournament’s authorities have mentioned having every necessary precaution to face the COVID and also if anyone tests positive, that person will be treated strictly.
Tokyo Olympic is already taking place after one year of the actual schedule because of the deadly virus outbreak and the Olympic officials are doing their best to have a peaceful and safe atmosphere to host the tournament.
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