Injury kills Mogopa's Olympics dream

Injury blow: Mogopa
Injury blow: Mogopa

Bad luck seems to be following Gavin Mogopa when it comes to competing at the biggest sports pinnacle, the Olympics.

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gamess, the judoka suffered an injury, causing him to lose his spot.

Now, the same injury is keeping him on the sidelines ahead of the upcoming Olympics in Paris. Mogopa was one of the late Sensei Kesuike Itsubo's students. Itsubo tragically died in an incident on October 9, 2014, while climbing Table Mountain in Cape Town. Speaking from his base in Cardiff, Wales, Mogopa revealed that he lost his qualification for the 2020 Olympics three months before the event due to his injury. Unable to compete, he also lost his ranking position. “I picked up an injury during the training camp leading up to the games.

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