Mental concerns force Australian Basketball player out of Tokyo Olympics

Written by on July 17, 2021

Australian basketball player Liz Cambage has withdrawn from the Olympic team citing mental health concerns and fears of heading into the “bubble”.

Cambage, who plays for the Las Vegas Aces, said the fact that family, friends and fans would not be in Tokyo to offer support was terrifying.

The 29-year-old, a four-time WNBA All-Star, said she wanted to take care of herself “mentally and physically”.

Cambage’s withdrawal comes amid reports she was involved in an incident during a warm-up game against Nigeria in Las Vegas, where the Australia team is holding a pre-Olympics training camp,

Credit: Bbc

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