Liz Cambage resigns from Tokyo over mental health

The Australian center, star of the team, will not be present at the Olympics. "I've been having panic attacks, not sleeping or eating," he says.


Australian center Liz Cambage, star of her country's national team, has announced that she is resigning from participating in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games due to the consequences for her mental health of undergoing a new isolation to compete in the Olympic event.

"It is no secret that in the past I suffered with my mental health and recently I have been worried about what it would be like to face a 'bubble' Olympics. Honestly, I find it scary. For the past month I have been having panic attacks, without sleep or eat, "the Australian player explained in a statement on her official Twitter profile.

Cambage, 30-year-old center of the Las Vegas Aces of the American WNBA who has participated three times in the all-star game of the competition and holds the record for scoring in a game (53 points), has an Olympic bronze in his record achieved in London 2012. Also participated in Rio 2016.

The star of the 'Opals', as the Australian women's basketball team is called, has received the support of his federation. "Liz has made a great contribution to the Australian Olympic team in two Games. We respect her decision and wish her the best to bring her back in top form," Australian Olympic Team Mission Chief Ian Chesterman said in a statement.

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