GOOD MORNING OLYMPIC FANS
Rising tennis star Coco Gauff has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19.
Gauff, 17, would have been the youngest tennis player to play at the Olympic Games since 2000.
And she would have been the second youngest US tennis player to play at the Games, behind Jennifer Capriati, who won gold at Barcelona in 1992 at the age of 16.
Ten members of Team GB are self-isolating at the troubled Tokyo Olympics after being designated as ‘close contacts’ of a positive Covid case.
The British Olympic Association confirmed that six athletes and two staff members from the athletics team remain in isolation after an individual tested positive on their inbound flight from London on July 15.
And SunSport understands that another two staff members were locked in their hotel rooms in the Olympic village after coming in contact with a positive case two days before.
Ugandan weightlifter Julius Ssekitoleko has gone missing from his nation’s Olympics training camp.
Ssekitoleko, 20, was part of the Uganda squad who were training in Izumisano, Osaka.
But while in Japan, the weightlifter failed to qualify for the Games and – along with his coach – was due to fly back to the African nation on Tuesday.
However, he was discovered missing from his room, with reports claiming he left behind a note saying he wants to stay and work in Japan rather than return to Uganda.