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Deputy Chef de Mission reacts to Liz Cambage’s withdrawal from Olympics

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Basketball star Liz Cambage is the latest Australian athlete to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health reasons.

Cambage released a statement saying that recently she has been worried about heading into a ‘bubble’ Olympics with no family no friends, no fans and no support system.

The withdrawal follows reports the Opals star was involved in a physical and verbal altercation during a match in Las Vegas.

Three-time Olympic swimmer and Tokyo deputy Chef de Mission Susie O’Neill told Jim Wilson she had read Cambage’s statement.

“I wish her well with her recovery.

“But the Opals are a professional team; we’ve got a great coach in Sandy Brondello so I’m sure they’ll still do very well over in Tokyo.”

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