Australian basketball star Liz Cambage has further explained her decision to withdraw from the Olympics, while denying some recent reports around her behaviour.
Cambage opted to withdraw from the Opals team for the upcoming Tokyo Games on Friday, citing mental health concerns about the prospect of entering another COVID-19 bubble situation.
The decision came after reports Cambage was involved in an altercation in a warm-up game against Nigeria, while other reports suggested she had also left the team’s bubble and gone out in Las Vegas.
Taking to social media on Saturday, Cambage said her mental health had been deteriorating and she was confident she had made the right call in opting out of the Games.
The 29-year old also acknowledged there was an incident in the NIgeria game, but denied leaving the bubble to go out.
“This decision has been a few days in the making but I’d been at breaking point for a month or so now,” Cambage posted to her Instagram story.
“As soon as I put out that little statement yesterday and made the final decision, I felt a world of anxiety and pressure and heaviness I had been carrying lift straight off me.
“I’m pretty annoyed at all the fake news and lies that I’m seeing in news articles and being shown and being asked about.
“I just want to say this decision was coming and I’m happy I finally made it on my own terms.
“It’s sad that news got leaked yesterday that I didn’t even know about.
“Yeah, things got heated in the Nigeria game and there was a…