It has been a double blow for the Olympic team of Australia with the withdrawal of the cyclist Simon Gerrans and the Australian Olympic coach Lelyton Hewitt from the Olympic Games.
Lelyton Had Personal Reasons to Withdraw from Coach Role
Lelyton Hewitt has withdrawn from the role of the coach for men’s team of tennis at Rio 2016. With this, the Australia’s tennis applied for the Olympic committee of the Australia to take Mark Draper in place of the Hewitt who have cited his personal reasons for opting out. After the top two players of the nation Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios have withdrawn from Rio, it has been another big blow for the Olympic team of Australia. Hewitt has bid for playing the doubles in the Brazil Olympics where he has considered teaming up with the John Peers has been rejected. The coach Hewitt is a 3 times Olympic champion who have won green as well as gold medals in 2000, 2008 as well as 2012 Olympic Games.
The makeover men’s Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro is known to include Thanasi Kokkinakis, specialists of doubles John Peers, John Millman and Chris Guccione.
Simon’s Elbow Injury Pulled Him out of Rio Olympic Team
When it comes to the cycling champion of Australia Simon Gerrans, he has been met with an elbow injury with which the cycling hopes of the country were hurt severely. After he has underwent a surgery at the weekend on his broken collarbone who has suffered it in a crash on Friday Tour de France, he has been ruled out of Rio. He has screws inserted which have been revealed in a photo that he tweeted to all his followers. In spite of crash at 12th stage of the tour, he has continued riding. But, later he has to pull out as the seriousness of the wound has been confirmed.