Quest for Gold – Episode 36: Pitcher Monica Abbott admits when the Tokyo Games were pushed back, ‘I took a pause’

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Pitcher Monica Abbott poses for a photo during media day at the USA Softball Women’s Olympic Team Selection Trials Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Quest for Gold is back!

Less than 200 days until the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo and there are still a lot of questions.  Who will qualify? Will there be fans?  Will the Games be safe?

Japan has seen a recent surge in new coronavirus cases.

One USWNT star announces she has COVID-19.

And we speak again with USA Softball pitcher Monica Abbott, who admits when they pushed the games back a year she ‘took a pause’ before deciding to play.

Listen to Monica Abbott’s first Quest for Gold interview in 2019.


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WGN’s Ryan Burrow hosts “Quest For Gold,” a weekly update on preparations for the Summer Games. He’ll talk to athletes, coaches, reporters, and other newsmakers involved in the Olympic movement…while adding a little Chicago flavor. He’ll get updates on preparations, new sports, local Olympians, and reinvestigate what went wrong in Chicago’s bid for the 2016 games. (Click for more.)

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