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Fernandes To Miss Olympics

Beijing Olympic triathlon silver medalist Vanessa Fernandes will miss the 2012 London Olympics for unspecified reasons.

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Beijing Olympic triathlon silver medalist Vanessa Fernandes will miss the 2012 London Olympics for unspecified reasons.

The 26-year-old did not specify the reason for her decision but promised to be back in competition as soon as possible.

“Attending the Olympics is out of the question, I first spoke to my parents and then with the president of the federation,” Portuguese sports daily Record quoted Fernandes as saying.

“I am reconstructing my life right now, but competing is what I want to do, this will help make a difference for the 2016 Games,” she said.

Read more: Uk.eurosport.com