Blow for Team USA as top sprinter withdraws from Olympics trials win injury

US sprinter Trayvon Bromell. Photo: Imago

Blow for Team USA as top sprinter withdraws from Olympics trials win injury

Joel Omotto 09:50 - 13.06.2024

The talented American sprinter will have to watch the Olympics from home after suffering an injury setback a few days to the Olympics trials.

Two-time world 100m bronze medallist Trayvon Bromell will not compete in the upcoming US Olympic trials due to an injury, the sprinter announced on Wednesday.

Bromell, who secured victory at the United States qualifying event in 2021 and was a strong contender at the COVID-delayed Tokyo Games, failed to reach the final in Tokyo but redeemed himself with a podium finish at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, where he earned a bronze medal. This followed his third-place finish at the 2015 World Championships.

Expressing his disappointment on Instagram, Bromell wrote, “Hate that I have to miss it but I have to listen to my body. We will all be tested in life. Grateful God continues to give me the strength to fight. I will not give up!”

Bromell's agent informed CITIUS MAG that the sprinter suffered an adductor injury in May during a meet in Savona. Despite hopes of competing again within a few weeks, the recovery timeline dashed any hopes the 28-year-old had of reaching the Paris Games.

"Trayvon hurt his adductor in the race in Savona," his agent told CITIUS MAG. "He has been feeling it on and off since then. It has been bothering him in training this week so unfortunately, he won’t be ready for the Trials. We hope he will be back competing in a few weeks."

This marks another setback in Bromell's career, which has been plagued by injuries. He was notably carted off the track at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a torn Achilles, an injury that sidelined him for two years as he underwent a lengthy recovery process.

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