hey sneakers will not be one of its stars in the competition for olympics from Tokyo. A promise from the United States, 17-year-old tennis player Coco Gauff announced via her social network that she would not be in the race.
The athlete explained that she tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to participate in the Olympic Games starting next Friday (23).
“I am very disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and will not be able to play in the Tokyo Olympics,” the young tennis player wrote.
“It has always been my dream to represent America at the Olympics and I look forward to more opportunities to make it a reality in the future. I wish Team USA and the SAFE Games the best of luck to all Olympic athletes and the Olympic family.”
Gough became the fourth tennis player not competing in the sport at the Olympics to test positive for COVID. She is joined by Brits Daniel Evans and Johanna Konta and Australian Alex de Minaur.
The tennis player caught the attention of the youngest tennis fans to reach the main draw of Wimbledon in 2018. At the time, the athlete was 15 years and three months old and passed Venus Williams before falling to Simona Halep, who eventually became. the champion.