Emiliano Grillo had agreed on Monday to one of the quotas to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, but two days later he reported that he will not attend.
The Chaco published a statement on his Instagram account in which he assured that he felt obliged to give explanations because he was “representing a Nation and a flag” and what for “an absolutely personal decision” he will not attend the Olympic event, which will take place between July and August.
In addition, in his message he highlighted: “It’s a shame for me since I had my sights set on Tokyo2020 since the day I finished playing in Rio2016. We have no choice but to do our best and look towards Paris 2024”.
His position in the PGA world ranking granted him the place, while other Latinos such as the Chileans Joaquín Niemann (31) and Mito Pereira, the Colombian Sebastián Muñoz (67) and the Paraguayan Fabrizio Zanotti also obtained their passports for Tokyo.
Grillo, 28, ranks 74th. placement in the international ranks, led by the Spanish Jon Rahm, gathers a percentage of 1,806 points and had achieved the 27th place). This was to be Grillo’s second Olympic experience, after having intervened in Rio de Janeiro 2016, where he reached the eighth position and obtained a diploma.
Seven Latin American countries will be part of the men’s field and, in addition to Chile, Mexico will also have two representatives: Abraham Ancer and Carlos Ortiz. The rest of the participants from this part of the American continent are the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas and the Puerto Rican Rafael Campos.