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Olympics 2020: These top 5 sports icons will not be seen at Tokyo Games this year

Updated : July 14, 2021 08:18 PM IST

As the world eagerly awaits the beginning of the summer Olympics, several sportsperson, who were set to be star attractions at the Games, will not be part of the mega event due to various reasons. Here's a look at 5 such contestants, who will miss the Tokyo Olympics

 Roger Federer:  The Tennis icon announced that he is pulling out of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics owing to a knee injury. In a statement, he said that he had
Roger Federer: The Tennis icon announced that he is pulling out of the upcoming Tokyo Olympics owing to a knee injury. In a statement, he said that he had "suffered a setback" with his knee. Federer took to Twitter and said he is "greatly disappointed" on missing out on an opportunity to represent Switzerland in the world's biggest sporting spectacle. The 39-year-old, who has won 20 Grand Slam men's singles titles. won the silver medal in men's singles at the 2012 London Olympics and gold in the men's doubles at the 2008 Beijing Games. (Image: AP)
 Rafael Nadal:  Olympics gold medalist and tennis icon, the Spaniard announced soon after his exit from the French Open that he will not be part of the Olympics 2020. (Image: AP)
Rafael Nadal: Olympics gold medalist and tennis icon, the Spaniard announced soon after his exit from the French Open that he will not be part of the Olympics 2020. (Image: AP)
 Mo Farah:  The long-distance Olympic champion’s chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics disappeared as one of the most successful British athletes failed to achieve the qualification time. The 38-year-old had won a grand double clinching the 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. (Image: IANS)
Mo Farah: The long-distance Olympic champion’s chances of competing at the Tokyo Olympics disappeared as one of the most successful British athletes failed to achieve the qualification time. The 38-year-old had won a grand double clinching the 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. (Image: IANS)
 Neymar:  The Brazilian superstar is one among several soccer stars who would skip the event due to club commitments. (Image: Reuters)
Neymar: The Brazilian superstar is one among several soccer stars who would skip the event due to club commitments. (Image: Reuters)
 Saina Nehwal:  India's first Olympic medallist in badminton, Nehwal failed to qualify for the Tokyo event. (Image: AP)
Saina Nehwal: India's first Olympic medallist in badminton, Nehwal failed to qualify for the Tokyo event. (Image: AP)
Published : July 14, 2021 08:09 PM IST
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