Naomi Osaka

Tennis star Osaka: all stronger than ever to Play in 2021

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has taken a few days to sort out her feelings about postponing the Olympics. 22-year-old Osaka expressed those feelings on Saturday in a message on Twitter.

“Everyone knows how much the Games mean to me and how proud I will be to participate in my country. Of course, I am disappointed that it will not happen this year, but we will all go stronger than ever in 2021. I support the courageous decision by Prime Minister Abe and the IOC 100 percent Sport will always unite us, but now is not the time for it, this is the time when people from all countries must work together to save as many lives as possible. me the Olympic spirit. To the people of Japan: stay strong, hold on and show the world our beautiful country when the time is right in 2021. ”

Winner of two grand slam tournaments, Osaka played the lead role in the video in which the motto of the Tokyo 2020 Games was unveiled last month: ‘United by emotion’ (united by emotion). With a Haitian father and a Japanese mother, Osaka, who grew up in the United States, is a role model for Japan and the Games.

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