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Stan Wawrinka pulls out of Olympics with “local overstress” injury

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Stanislas Wawrinka of the Switzerland Olympic tennis team carries his country’s flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Swiss tennis star Stan Wawrinka is pulling out of the Olympics with a back injury.

Citing “local overstress” after recent pain led to an MRI, Wawrinka said he’s “very sad” to miss what would’ve been his third-straight Olympics.

The 31-year-old is the world’s No. 4 ranked male, and won gold alongside Roger Federer in mixed doubles at Beijing 2008.

Wawrinka was the flag bearer for Switzerland at London 2012.

Stan Wawrinka is out of the Olympics #Rio2016pic.twitter.com/xg2QJiGoXX

— Reem Abulleil (@ReemAbulleil) August 2, 2016


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