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Pau Gasol hopes to become a five-time Olympian

by Adam Koffler | Thu, Apr 16th 8:40am EDT

All-Star F/C Pau Gasol is hopeful to play in the Summer Olympics in 2021. (

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Gasol, 40, was aiming to play for Spain this Summer, but the coronavirus pandemic unfortunately put an end to that. Gasol told the Olympic channel in an interview, “I was hoping before everything changed and got postponed, or cancelled, that I was going to have enough time to heal my injury, to get in an appropriate shape to be able to compete and play and still, at 40 years old, play my fifth Olympics this summer in Tokyo.” He now has his eyes set on Summer 2021, when he’ll be 41 years old, and knows it’ll be a challenge, but one that he wants to take own. He stated, “It is very much still a desire to be able to play my fifth Olympics and potentially that being my very last tournament." Gasol has accomplished many things in his basketball career, including averaging 17 points and 9.2 rebounds per game throughout his illustrious career with Memphis, Los Angeles, and San Antonio to name a few, and wants to go out on top, and who would blame him for that.

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