Ángel Delgado will not play with the Dominican Republic in the Olympic playoffs


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Ángel Delgado will not play with the Dominican Republic in the Olympic playoffs

The internationally recognized Dominican center made the announcement that it would not be in the Olympic playoff basketball tournament for Tokyo 2020 that the country will play in Belgrade, also indicating the reasons for its decision.

The Dominican Republic has its first loss of impact in the face of the pre-Olympic commitment that it will hold at the end of June, with the cancellation of one of its most prominent centers at an international level, Angel Luis Delgado.

The Dominican shared a publication through the social network Instagram in which he reported that he would not be available to compete with the country against Serbia Y Philippines inside of the Group A of the Olympic repechage tournament that begins on June 29. slim He pointed out that the reasons that led him to make the decision are strictly familiar.

“By this means I want to inform my country that I will not be able to attend the national team for family reasons,” begins by saying Delgado’s message through his Instagram account (angeldelgado). “I spent 10 months in Spain without seeing my family due to the COVID-19 situation, my son was born and can only be with him for 10 days and I had to return to Spain because of my commitments. It was very hard for me. Now that I can be with him, I want to share with my son and be with him as long as I can ”.

“It is not known when this will be solved (the COVID-19 situation) and or I do not want to leave the country to play and leave my family again without knowing when I will return again,” continues the message from slim.

“This decision is very hard because the @rdbseleccion means a lot to me, but in this case I have to put my family above, especially my son who has just been born.”

Later, slim clarified that his decision has nothing to do with the economic aspect, as allegedly, the media in the Dominican Republic They have indicated and subsequently proceeded to thank the coaching staff of the basketball team for their understanding of the situation that prevents them from making the trip to the Olympic playoffs.

The low of slim It is sensitive for the country, which had counted on its presence and its dominance in the painted area during the last two matches of the Dominican basketball team, in which it qualified for the tournament FIBA AmeriCUP 2022.


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