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Sport Coco Gauff withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after positive COVID-19 test

01:55  19 july  2021
01:55  19 july  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

OJ 2021. Tennis: Coco Gauff Package for Tokyo After a positive test at COVID-19

 OJ 2021. Tennis: Coco Gauff Package for Tokyo After a positive test at COVID-19 © AFP Coco Gauff will not participate in Tokyo Olympics. Coco Gauff announced this Sunday its package for the Tokyo Olympics, from July 23rd to August 8th. The young American player has been positively tested at COVID-19. The packages are linked in tennis for the Tokyo Olympics, in men and women. After Matteo Berrettini this Sunday , the American Coco Gauff announced that it would not go in Japan after a positive test at CVIV-19.

American tennis star Coco Gauff announced Sunday she has tested positive for Covid - 19 and will withdraw from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics . As hundreds of athletes continue to pour into Tokyo , a South Korean official who is a member or the Olympic committee also tested positive after being fully vaccinated.

The Tokyo Olympics has lost one of its young stars after US tennis player Coco Gauff revealed she has been ruled out of the Games after testing positive for Covid - 19 . “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 a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.”

Coco Gauff shared that she tested positive for COVID-19, announcing that she would be withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics just days before the start of the Games. She was expected to headline the United States’ tennis team as the highest-ranked American player going to the Games.

“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,” Gauff said in her Twitter post. “I want to wish Team USA best of luck and a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.”

The 17-year-old was ready to compete in her first Olympic Games, and her selection to the U.S. roster made Gauff the youngest Olympic tennis player since Mario Ancic made his Olympic debut at 16 in the 2000 Sydney Games.

Coco Gauff won't compete at Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19

  Coco Gauff won't compete at Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19 Coco Gauff will not compete at the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19, the American tennis star tweeted Sunday. Gauff, 17, was to play in her first Olympic games, becoming the youngest Olympic tennis player since 2000. With Serena Williams opting not to play, she was arguably the biggest name in the U.S. talent pool for the tournament. 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 a safe games for every Olympian and the entire Olympic family.

(AP) -- U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing her to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics . “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 ,” Gauff tweeted on Sunday. The 17-year-old lost to Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court in the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this month. It was the second time she had lost at that stage after her breakthrough run at the All England Club in 2019.. Gauff is No. 25 in the WTA rankings. “We were saddened to learn that Coco Gauff has

Tennis player Coco Gauff has tested positive for Covid - 19 and will not be competing in the Tokyo Olympics , where she was expected to lead Team USA. Gauff , 17, announced the news through her own social media on Sunday, where she wished the rest of the team luck on the international stage. This would have been Gauff ’s first Olympic appearance after a series of notable appearances in Grand Slam tournaments over the past few years. "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 ,” Gauff wrote.

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"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," Gauff wrote on Twitter.

Despite her age, the teenager stepped into a leading role on Team USA after several big names in tennis stepped away from the Olympics, citing injury and coronavirus concerns. Serena Williams confirmed she would not compete at the Games after an injury knocked her out of Wimbledon. Sofia Kenin, the highest-ranked American female tennis player at No. 4, pulled out of Tokyo due to COVID-19.

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Three unnamed Olympians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the final days leading up to the Olympic Games in Tokyo , Japan. The upcoming event has been plagued with Covid - 19 restrictions and concerns over health safety. Out of the infected athletes, two tested positive in the The news comes after a South Korean member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Ryu Seung-min, tested positive for the virus after landing at Narita International Airport on Saturday. The games, which were canceled last year due to the pandemic, will be held without spectators and under

Two foreign athletes tested positive for Covid - 19 at the Tokyo Olympic Village where the sports-people are housed during the games. The cases are the first reported among athletes at the village, according to a document from Tokyo ’s Olympic organizing committee on Sunday. Many Japanese oppose holding the Olympics out of fear it could become a superspreader event in a country that trails its Group of Seven peers in vaccinations. About 20% of the population has been fully inoculated, according to Bloomberg’s Covid vaccine tracker.

While top tennis players – like No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Japanese star Naomi Osaka – will compete in Tokyo, Gauff joins dozens of other athletes pulling out of the Summer Games. On the women’s tennis side, Bianca Andreescu (No. 5), Simona Halep (No. 9), Victoria Azarenka (No. 14) and Angelique Kerber (No. 22) decided against playing in the Olympics. Some of the biggest names in the men’s game, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, won’t be travelling to Tokyo either.

Gauff's positive test also comes amid growing COVID-19 concerns at the Olympics, as thousands of athletes, staff and media members arrive in Tokyo this week.

Olympic organizers revealed Sunday that three residents in the Olympic Village, including two athletes, had tested positive for COVID-19 despite initially clearing arrival protocols. The South African Olympic Committee later confirmed that the three positive cases came from its men's soccer delegation, and that the infected individuals – midfielder Kamohelo Mahlatsi, defender Thabiso Monyane and an unnamed video analyst – had been placed in isolation.

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The chief of the Tokyo Olympics accepts athletes are "probably very worried", after a Games-related organiser became the first person to test positive for Covid - 19 in the athletes' village. The Games, postponed for a year due to the global pandemic, is being held mostly without spectators and under tight quarantine rules, with Tokyo currently in a state of emergency, until at least 22 August, amid rising Covid - 19 numbers. Athletes, who will be tested daily, are starting to arrive in Tokyo , with the Olympics running from 23 July to 8 August.

First Positive Test for COVID - 19 in Olympic Village. With the start of the Games only a week away, it is highly possible that if athletes arriving in Japan continue to test positive , athletes may be forced to miss their competitions due to quarantine. Alex de Minaur Withdraws From Games After Positive Test . Originally selected to represent Australia in the men’s tennis singles and doubles competitions, de Minaur was forced to withdraw from the tournament before even arriving in Tokyo .

a woman hitting a ball with a racket: Coco Gauff - USA Tennis © Mike Hewitt, Getty Images Coco Gauff - USA Tennis

All told, 55 people connected with Tokyo 2020 had tested postive for COVID-19 as of Sunday, according to organizers. That figure does not include athletes like Gauff who tested positive before traveling to Tokyo.

Olympic stakeholders are required to take two COVID-19 tests before boarding their flights, and they are tested a third time upon arrival. The frequent testing is part of a complex set of countermeasures that organizers have touted as among the most thorough at any sporting event in the world.

The precautions have not assuaged fears in Tokyo, however, where the government has declared a state of emergency. Public polling indicates that a majority of Japanese residents would prefer that the Games not be held.

Contact Alyssa Hertel at ahertel@usatoday.com or on Twitter @AlyssaHertel.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coco Gauff withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after positive COVID-19 test

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