Grace latest to withdraw from Olympics

2016 BMW SA Open: Day 1Statement from Branden Grace concerning his withdrawal from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games:

After serious consideration it is with regret that I have decided to withdraw myself from the Olympic Competition due to the risk posed by the Zika Virus. Although it was a huge goal of mine to represent my country in the Olympics, we are getting married in November and hoping to start a family in the near future so I must put the health of my family first.

I wish the SA Team the best of luck in Rio and sincerely apologise to the South African fans as I really appreciate all of the support they give me each week.  It would have been a huge honour to represent my country so I really hope to be able to qualify again in four years’ time.”


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