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16 July 2021, 16:57

Victoria Azarenka withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Victoria Azarenka. Photo  РИА Новости
Victoria Azarenka. Photo РИА Новости

MINSK, 16 July (BelTA) - Olympic champion in mixed doubles and bronze medalist of London 2012, two-time Grand Slam winner Victoria Azarenka has withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics, BelTA learned.

"I would like to inform everyone that I have made the very difficult decision to not play in the Tokyo Olympics. I have many amazing memories winning the gold while competing and representing Belarus in previous Games. But with all the challenges we are facing as it relates to the pandemic, I know in my heart this is the right decision for myself and the team. I look forward to returning to the 2024 Olympics in Paris to represent Belarus. I wish all my fellow athletes a safe, healthy, and successful Games,” Victoria Azarenka said in her Instagram account.

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