Some overseas athletes bowing out of Tokyo Games

A growing number of overseas athletes are withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympic Games due to coronavirus-related reasons.

The British Olympic Association said shooter Amber Hill, ranked No. 1 in women's skeet, withdrew from the Games after testing positive for the coronavirus in her country.

Hill commented on the BOA website. She said, "After five years of training and preparation, I'm absolutely devastated to say that last night I received a positive Covid-19 test, meaning I've had to withdraw from Team Great Britain's shooting team."

US tennis player Cori Gauff said on Twitter on Sunday that she tested positive and will not be able to play in the Games.

She said it has always been her dream to represent the USA at the Olympics, and that she hopes there will be more chances in the future.

Some other tennis players, including Alex de Minaur from Australia, tested positive for the virus just before their departure for the Tokyo Games.

USA Basketball announced on July 14 that men's national team member Bradley Beal will be unable to participate in the Olympics due to health and safety protocols at a training camp in Las Vegas. Hopes were high for the Washington Wizards star to shine in the Games.