Johanna Konta withdraws from Tokyo Olympics after positive Covid-19 test leaves her unable to train


Johanna Konta withdrew from Wimbledon after a member of her group examined optimistic for coronavirus; Konta has since returned a optimistic check, ruling her out of this month’s rescheduled Olympic Video games in Tokyo

Final Up to date: 13/07/21 8:12pm

Johanna Konta says it’s ‘heart-breaking’ to overlook out on representing Nice Britain on the Olympics

Johanna Konta has pulled out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Video games after testing optimistic for Covid-19.

The British No 1 was pressured to withdraw from Wimbledon and go into isolation after she was recognized as an in depth contact of a member of her group who contracted the virus.

Konta subsequently developed signs earlier than returning a optimistic check, leaving her unable to coach, and the interval of inaction has led her to take the “heartbreaking” step of withdrawing from the Video games.

The 30-year-old stated: “As a few of chances are you’ll know, I used to be unable to compete at Wimbledon this yr after a member of my group examined optimistic for Covid-19.

“Sadly, whereas self-isolating, I additionally developed signs and subsequently examined optimistic for the virus.

Konta made her Olympic debut in Rio in 2016

Konta made her Olympic debut in Rio in 2016

“Consequently, I’ve been unable to coach for the final two weeks and sadly, this has put my physique in a scenario the place I’m unable to ask it to be absolutely prepared in time for the Olympic Video games in Tokyo.

“This can be a heartbreaking actuality for me, as representing Workforce GB on the Olympic Video games in Rio in 2016 is one among my most treasured recollections from my profession.

“I will be doing my greatest to get myself again to full well being and health and able to be competing once more quickly.

“Throughout this time, I will even be glued to my TV cheering on my fellow Workforce GB athletes competing in Tokyo and hope you’ll all be part of me.”

Roger Federer withdrew from the Olympics earlier on Tuesday resulting from a knee harm, becoming a member of Simona Halep, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem who had already pulled out of the rearranged Video games.


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