Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Just In

Olympic silver medallist Mason out of Worlds

By Glen Andrews, World-Track

LONDON – Beijing Olympic High Jump silver medallist Germaine Mason has withdrawn from the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Berlin because of an injury.

The 26-year-old Mason, who was expected to be among the front runners for a medal in the event, suffered an ankle injury during competition at last Friday’s DN Gala IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting in Stockholm.

“A subsequent scan showed a significant ankle ligament injury in his take off leg, ruling him out for the rest of the season,” a UKA statement said.

Meanwhile, UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee, believes it was a big blow to lose the Jamaican-born star who has proven to be a championships performer.

“This is another blow to the team and the loss of Germaine, a proven championship performer, is particularly disappointing,” said UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee.

“His was an injury sustained in competition, which is unfortunately an occupational hazard with elite athletes.

“However we need to look ahead to the Championships and our focus is on the final preparations for those athletes who will be competing in Berlin,” he added.

The championships run from August 15 -23.

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Main News

Host country Jamaica won an incredible 97 medals, including 47 golds to top the Carifta Games 2022 medal standings here at the National Stadium...

Main News

Order of events schedule and where to watch the 2022 Penn Relays. You can watch live streaming of Day 1 at the 2022 Penn...

Main News

Abby Steiner ran an impressive 22.05 and Christian Coleman clocked 19.92 to win 200m titles at the 2022 Kentucky Invitational on Friday (22). Follow...

Main News

Matthew Boling flashed to sizzling 19.92 seconds personal best to win the men's 200m at the 2022 Georgia Tech Invitational here on Saturday, 23...