Scariolo: “Pau Gasol has a better chance of making it to the Olympics”

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Giannis Askounis

30/Mar/20 12:05

The Olympic Games postponed improves Pau Gasol’s odds for one more run at the highest level of sports.

By John Askounis/

Sergio Scariolo, head coach of Spain’s senior national team, drew a positive note from the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games. He mentioned via the “Tiempo de Juego” that moving the Tokyo Games to 2021 can allow Pau Gasol to compete in the Olympics for the fifth time.

“This actually gives him a better chance of making it,” said Spain’s head coach, “This summer might have been a stretch, but with one more season ahead he can get back on the courts and be as close as possible to the Olympic Games.”

The Olympics were postponed, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gasol himself sidelined for approximately one year has been recovering from his left foot injury. He has since set a clear goal of representing his country in the Olympic Games one more time.