Olympian Katie Archibald faces disappointing exit from Paris 2024 games due to unfortunate garden incident

By Jurassic JennJun 23, 2024 17:35 PMSport
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Katie Archibald . Source: www.skysports.com

Olympic cyclist Katie Archibald's dreams of participating in the Paris 2024 Olympics have been shattered due to an unfortunate incident that took place in her garden, SSP reported. In a statement shared on Instagram, the 30-year-old British athlete revealed that she had suffered a double leg break, dislocated her ankle, and tore ligaments after tripping over a garden step. Archibald shared images from the hospital, showcasing the extent of her injuries.

Having previously tasted victory with a gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Archibald had high hopes for the Tokyo Olympics, where she clinched gold in the Madison and silver in the team pursuit three years ago. However, her recent accident necessitated surgery to realign and stabilize her broken bones and ligaments.

In an apologetic tone, Archibald confirmed that she would not be included in the Olympic team due to her injury. She expressed her disappointment and stated that she is still coming to terms with the news. By publicly announcing her situation, she aimed to prevent any inaccurate information from circulating.

British Cycling, acknowledging the heartbreaking blow to Archibald's aspirations, expressed their sympathy and support. They underscored their commitment to providing her with the best possible assistance during her recovery. The organization emphasized the unity of the cycling community in rallying behind Archibald every step of the way.

Despite this unfortunate setback, Archibald's resilience and determination are sure to shine through as she embarks on the road to recovery. The cycling world eagerly awaits her return and stands ready to offer unwavering support during her journey back to the podium.

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