Konta out of Olympics after positive coronavirus test

Joanna Konta He was discharged from the Tokyo Olympics after he tested positive for the Corona virus.

Britain’s No 1, who was forced from Wimbledon after a member of her team tested positive for COVID-19, said she developed symptoms while self-isolating and later tested positive for the virus. Unable to train properly for the Tokyo Games, Konta withdrew.

image credit: Serena stars in a new metro spot

“As a result, I have not been able to train for the past two and a half weeks, and unfortunately, this has put my body in a position where I cannot ask to be fully prepared in time for the Tokyo Olympics,” Konta posted on Twitter. “This is a heartbreaking fact for me, as representing Team GB at the 2016 Rio Olympics is one of my most cherished memories from my career so far.

“I will do everything in my power to get myself back to full health and fitness and get ready to compete again soon. During this time, I will also be sticking with my TV cheers for my fellow GB athletes competing in Tokyo and I hope you all will join me.”

The world number 38 joins several stars including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Bianca Andreescu in withdrawing from the Tokyo Games.

At the Rio 2106 Olympics, Konta defeated Caroline Garcia and Svetlana Kuznetsova on her way to the quarter-finals where she fought then-world number two Angelique Kerber.

Image credit: Ellesse

.

Leave a Comment

x