Briton Johanna Konta to miss Games due to COVID-19-Sports News, Firstpost

Born in Australia, Konta competed in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, saying on Tuesday it was “one of my most cherished memories of my career so far.”

File image of Johanna Konta. AFP

London: Briton Johanna Konta to skip Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19[female[feminineBriton Johanna Konta to miss Games due to COVID-19-Sports News, Firstpost , she said on Tuesday, after being excluded from Wimbledon just over two weeks ago when a member of her team contracted the virus.

The three-time Grand Slam semi-finalist announced on Twitter that while isolating herself as a close contact, she developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive.

“As a result, I haven’t been able to train for the past two and a half weeks and unfortunately this has put my body in a situation where I can’t ask it to be fully ready in time for the Games. Tokyo Olympics, ”wrote Konta, who is ranked 38th.

The opening ceremony is in 10 days.

Born in Australia, Konta competed in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, saying on Tuesday it was “one of my most cherished memories of my career so far”.

Konta, 30, had to self-isolate for 10 days after a member of his team tested positive just before Wimbledon.

“I will do my best to get back into great shape and shape and ready to resume competition soon,” she wrote.

Konta is one of the many top tennis players to miss the Tokyo Games. Roger Federer also announced on Tuesday that he would miss games, invoking a backhand with his knee.

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep, Dominic Thiem and Nick Kyrgios will not compete for the medals either.

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