Four-time gold medalist Laura Kenny CRASHES while British cyclist is bleeding and bruised at the World Cycling Championships just a month after breaking her shoulder
- Laura Kenny crashed at the World Track Cycling Championships in Berlin
- The Briton said it was a & # 39; risk & # 39; was when she broke her shoulder last month
- Reports of the crash detail of how she was left with & # 39; a cut under her eye & # 39; of it
Laura Kenny was left with a bloody face after a crash in the omnium scratch race at the track cycling world championships.
The most successful female Olympian in Great Britain was eliminated just before the last 30 laps and left a nasty cut on her right eye.
] Kenny was immediately tested for concussion, calling into question her participation in the rest of Friday's omnium.
The four-time Olympic gold medalist broke her shoulder at a World Cup competition in Canada last month and she admitted that her return to the World Championships was a risk.
Kenny landed on the same right she fell on a month and it is unknown if she caused any further damage to her shoulder, she saw the British team doctor laughing when she rose again.
The British rider finished fourth in the scratch race on Wednesday and then rode in the Chase the ladies' team on Thursday before making way for the final, which lost Britain to claiming silver from the US
The scratchrace of Friday was the first of four events in the omnium, with Kenny hoping to win a second medal here in Berlin.
The Dutch Kirsten Wild was relegated to cause the crash, in which Kenny and four other riders were eliminated.
A bloody Kenny could get up again, but the Mexican rider Lizbeth Salazar was taken away on a stretcher.
& # 39; Albie goes to a few clubs and he keeps saying: & # 39; Mummy poor arm, Mama bad eye & # 39;, & # 39; recalls the four-time Olympic gold medalist, smiling while speaking at the National Cycling Center in Manchester.
& # 39; I said, "This is a bad message, Albie!" & # 39;
Kenny had a crush on her nasty crash during a World Cup race in Canada last month. She suffered a concussion and broke her right shoulder.
A specialist told Kenny that she would not be suitable for Tokyo in July.
She describes the first week after her fall as a & # 39; nightmare & # 39 ;, when she couldn't even pick up Albie. Her husband Jason – herself a winner of six Olympic gold – had to take over diaper duties.
Despite all this and just four weeks after the crash, Kenny will race again for Great Britain at this week's World Championships in Berlin.
It is an extraordinary recovery, but also a gamble.
& # 39; Many people, even the doctor, thought I had gone mad to give it to the world & # 39 ;, Kenny admits, who did not choose to have surgery on her shoulder undergo.
There are clear risks. My shoulder is now a lot weaker and if I crash, I would put myself back a lot, but it is a risk that I am willing to take.
"My shoulder blade is broken, it will never be the same again. The amount of impact needed to break the shoulder is insane. When I went to the hospital, they asked if I had crashed a motorcycle.
"I don't remember much after the crash. I don't know who picked me up from the side of the job.
"I just remember that I was in the hospital and our doctor told me to take some acetaminophen.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; I don't have a headache, I need something stronger than that. I am in so much pain, can I please get some gas and air? & # 39; I knew from Albie that gas and air are great! I just wanted something to get rid of the pain and I had cut off my skinsuit. It felt terrible.
"I went 36 hours without a shower. I went crashing, hospital, airport, home. I felt disgusted.
"But when I was on the plane, I thought:" I have to race on the worlds. It won't stop me. "
" I never thought of going to the Olympics The only time I was a little worried was when I went to sit with the specialist.
"He said," Tell me your time frame, "and I said," Four weeks. "He said: "No chance, what's next?" And I said, "Six months, the Olympics."
"He said even that wasn't right. I said," Are you laughing? "And he said: "It's not me."
"But here I am. I didn't need surgery and I could ride a bike. & # 39;
Kenny admits that last month was the most challenging of her career was, but if Britain's most successful female Olympian is ever concerned about her shoulder injury affecting her performance, she won't let it go.
In Berlin they ride in the omnium and probably the scratch race, which is not an Olympic event. She is sitting outside the team chase and madison.
Given the importance of the World Championships for selection for Tokyo, Kenny & # 39; s dream of winning gold in three events this summer – team chase, omnium and madison – must be questioned
But she adds: & # 39; I'm still going for three medals. I am not saying it is easy to forget, but I fully believe that I am doing well.
"I still have a scan to the worlds to see how it feels. They then give eight weeks to get it healed completely.
"I think I have shown enough this season. They would not have chosen me for the worlds unless they thought I could produce some sort of result.
& # 39; With the pursuit of the team, because of how much trouble I have to get off the line, I don't do & # 39; I don't think I'm good enough to be on the team right now. I don't want to risk it for the team if I'm not 100 percent.
"Those four girls are probably better than me at the moment. I would like to think that I would take something with me if I was selected for the team, but I must be selected first. & # 39;
The pursuit for four women starts Wednesday in Berlin and it will be interesting to see how a team of Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Ellie Dickinson, Neah Evans and Josie Knight perform in the absence of Kenny .
Great Britain won silver behind Australia during last year's World Championships event.
"It is a real shame for Laura, it has been a huge shame," says Barker, who also drives Evans in the madhouse.
"I think it is her first injury of any kind. I would imagine it was difficult to deal with, but you would not know when she appears for training.
"She's still working hard, buzzing. I wouldn't say it had a huge impact on the rest of the team. & # 39;
& # 39; We have a good life, and I can do it relatively anonymously & # 39 ;: six-time Olympic champion Jason Kenny happy that wife Laura takes the spotlight
- Kenny has six gold medals, while wife Laura is a four-time Olympic champion
- He can take the train in Manchester without being recognized by a single soul
- The 34-year-old will try to add this summer to his medal ceremony in Tokoyo
It is four years since Jason Kenny won three gold won medals at the Rio Games, comparing Sir Chris Hoy as the most successful Olympian in Britain by raising his count to six. But Kenny can still take the train from his home in Cheshire to the National Cycling Center in Manchester without being recognized by a single soul.
& # 39; I'm quite happy with the level that I stand on personally & # 39; Says Kenny. It suits him that Laura, four-time Olympic champion and his wife, is more in the spotlight. "We have a good life, and I can do it relatively anonymously."
For Rio, Kenny didn't even have a personal sponsor, just kidding that he wasn't & # 39; beautiful & # 39; was enough and admitted that he couldn't & # 39; think of something worse than being a celebrity & # 39 ;. In anticipation of the Tokyo Games this summer, he shares at least some recommendations with Laura, but he has no illusions about who is the most tradable.
& # 39; I learned to roll with it & # 39 ;, says Kenny prior to the Track World Championships, which start in Berlin on Wednesday. "We have a number of good partners this year. We did well. & # 39;
Another example of how Kenny did not get the recognition he deserves is that he has not yet become a knight, unlike Hoy and the other five British men who have four or more Olympic have collected gold since World War II – Bradley Wiggins, Steve Redgrave, Ben Ainslie, Mo Farah and Matthew Pinsent.
Not that Kenny is bothered by it. "I don't really think about that, it's just life," he says. "We went to the palace a few times to collect OBE's and other bits and bobs. We had a good ride. & # 39;
In Tokyo, Kenny wants to keep his team sprint, individual sprint and Keirin titles, while Laura also hopes to compete in three events.
Jason, 31, is now a father, Albie is born in August 2017 and all three Kennys will travel to Berlin. Kenny Snr says their son helps his parents' training.
"You could have & # 39; the world's worst session, but you never go home and stop thinking about it like before because you don't have the time. We just go home and take care of Albie and laugh with him. "
The dream of Laura Kenny to win three medals at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, because cyclist is only suitable for one event at the World Championships next week
- Laura Kenny to win three gold medals in Tokyo doubt
- Britain's most successful female Olympian broke her shoulder last month
- She is only fit enough to participate in one event at the World Championships
- Kenny won gold in the team pursuit and individual omnium in 2012 and 2016
Laura Kenny & # 39; s dream of three golden to win medals at the Tokyo Olympic Games doubts after being declared fit enough to race next week's track cycling in one event.
Britain's most successful Olympian broke a shoulder when she crashed last month at a World Cup event in Canada .
Kenny, 27, avoided surgery, so that she could be selected for the omnium in Berlin next week, but she will sit outside the team chase and the madison.
And that put her on the back foot for the July Games, where she hopes to bring her gold count to seven – more than any Briton has won.
Kenny said: & I can physically cycle, but I can't do a madison change. I can do a standing start, but it is a very slow standing start that also gets me out of team pursuit.
& # 39; I wanted to select the omnium option on the worlds. If I had had the operation, I would not have done it. I would still be far away, even on the job.
& # 39; The shoulder is a lot less painful than I thought it would be, but it has taken a lot out of my recovery. & # 39;
Kenny won gold in the team pursuit and the individual omnium in London 2012 and Rio 2016. Tokyo will be the first time the two-person madison is part of the women's track cycling for the Olympic Games and Kenny is one of four GB girls competing for a place.
Elinor Barker and Neah Evans will ride the madison in Berlin with Katie Archibald – who won the event at the 2018 World Championships with Emily Nelson – the other woman missed.
While Kenny is still probably selected in the team pursuit for Tokyo if fit, her chances of competing in the madison now look slim, especially if Barker and Evans perform well in Berlin.
In the men's team, rising star of Britain Ethan Hayter, 21, also got a blow in his attempt to drive three events in Tokyo.
He has been selected for the team pursuit at the World Championships, which will be led by veteran triple Olympic champion Ed Clancy, as well as the madison with Ollie Wood.
But Hayter has been overlooked for the omnium in favor of Matt Walls despite winning bronze in the event at the World Championships in Poland last year.
British cycling selectors do not have to decide which riders will race in which events until they are actually in Tokyo.
But cyclists see the selection for the World Championship as an important indicator of their chances of being selected for events at the Games.
Laura Robson reveals her need for a second round of hip surgery as she struggles as Andy Murray did before his resurfacing operation
- Laura Robson's injury continued after a second hip operation
- The 25-year-old former British No. 1 went under the knife for the first time in June 2018
- Robson has not played since retirement during a game in Sunderland in April
Former British No. 1 Laura Robson has a second undergoing hip surgery.
The 25-year-old went under the knife for the first time in June 2018 and returned to action in February, but has not played since his retirement during a match in Sunderland in April.
Robson posted on Instagram: & # 39; Another one for luck … After months of struggling with all available rehabilitation and treatments, this week it was decided to undergo another hip operation and to relieve the pain forever .
Laura Robson went to Instagram to reveal that she had a second hip operation
& I hope to be back in the field soon, but in the meantime I can't wait to walk my dog without limping. Small wins. & # 39;
Robson & # 39; s latest injury problems reflect the struggle of Andy Murray, who was pushed close to retirement before undergoing a hip-renewal operation that allowed him to return to court without pain.
Robson did not say whether she had undergone the same procedure, but she hopes that the outcome can be comparable.
It is more than six years since Robson broke into the top 30 as a teenager, with great things predicted for her future.
But a wrist injury developed shortly thereafter, which required surgery that kept her out for most of a year and a half.
Her return to court saw her struggle to find something like the form that won her victories over several top-10 players, with her rankings peaking at 169 in May 2017.
British and European record holder Laura Muir aims to break a world record of 1,000 m in Glasgow
- Muir races in February during the Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow
- The 26-year-old Scot hunts for Maria Mutola & # 39; s 1999 record of 2: 30.94
- She currently has British and European markings from 2: 31.93, September in 2017
Laura Muir will try to break the 1,000 million world record in Glasgow in February
The Scot, 26, which holds the British and European mark of 2: 31.93, confirmed that she had Maria Mutola & # 39; s 1999 record of 2: 30.94 will chase Muller Indoor Grand Prix on February 15.
She said: & # 39; During the tough sessions this winter, knowing that I will take a step back on the circuit in Glasgow, is definitely a huge motivation, as well as the ability to fall a really tough and all long-standing world record.Laura Muir wants the world record of 1,000 m in the Emirates Emirates Break Arena in February
& # 39; That said, I think going faster than 2: 30.94 is a real possibility, and I can't think of a better place to go to the plate to go than in Glasgow. & # 39;
The meeting will serve as a launching platform for the Muir season for the Tokyo Olympics, where she will pursue her first global outdoor medal after finishing fifth in the World Championship last month.
her last performance in the Emirates in March, Muir won 1500 and 3000 million gold at the European indoor championships.
Given the huge contributions of Georgia Hall, Charley Hull and Bronte Law to Europe & # 39; s stunning Solheim Cup success on Sunday , it is not surprising there is a call for the event to be staged in England for the first time in 2023.
However, the chances are small and it is fair to say that Dame Laura Davies is not very satisfied. Britain's largest female golfer believes that the field of play has been unfairly tilted by the Ladies European Tour, which has the final say, in favor of a bid from Malaga – golf course to be determined.
& # 39; It's a crazy bid, said Lady Laura. & # 39; I know the people behind the English bid and they don't get a chance. The board has actually told Malaga that it belongs to them, but they have already missed two deadlines and yet the board say: "We do not accept bids."Dame Laura Davies believes that England should organize the Solheim Cup in 2023
& # 39; This English bid is legitimate. They have the finances, the course, the will, so what would be the evil on the board to at least listen and see what they represent?
We earn the Solheim Cup in England. View our history in the event. Look at last week. We had four players and two assistant captains.
& # 39; I never had the chance to play the Solheim Cup in England for reasons that always surprised me, but I would like Charley, Georgia and Bronte to have that opportunity. Without them we would not have won last week.Georgia Hall holds the Solheim Cup after victory for Europe at Gleneagles Golf Club
Interest in hosting the event will only grow after another great opportunity at Gleneagles, following the Ryder Cup there in 2014, with a record number of more than 90,000 spectators
It was the third time it was held in Scotland – all three ended in victories – with Sweden hosting it twice and once Wales, Ireland and Germany.
Spain's bid is thought. entangled in the machinations of politics, but, purely in terms of golf, Davies etc. acknowledged their legitimate claim. To be honest with the LET sign, they also have to take into account the fact that the Solheim was only staged three times outside the British Isles.
& # 39; Of course they justify a shot with players like Carlota Ciganda and Azahara Munoz, but I just think a Solheim would be special in England, & Davies argued.
& # 39; The girls would still be in their twenties and in full bloom. I urge those in power to hear the English bid and to give them a chance. & # 39;Twenty-three-year-old Charley Hull remained undefeated in four games played last week
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
& I think this is the perfect ending. It is not getting any better. I'll close it tomorrow, what more can I say. This is it then.
Golfers tend to say goodbye when they barely have the energy to cross the Swilcan Bridge, instead of enjoying the best moment of their career. Suzann Pettersen & # 39; s statement after drilling the winning putt at the Solheim Cup yielded a storybook that ended on a perfect day.
Hall and Hull, both 23, played four times each week and remained unbeaten, contributing seven points to the cause. Law, 24, reversed her singles competition for a 2 & 1 victory that gave Suzann Pettersen the chance to win the trophy on the 18th green.
One thing remains Davies adamant, even if the Solheim were somehow played in England, she would not be a captain. & # 39; I wouldn't want to do it, & # 39; said the 55-year-old assistant captain last week. She has also rejected the opportunity in the past.
People say that I would come under pressure to do it, but I would just say no, and that's it. Trish Johnson can do it. I will gladly help you further. & # 39;
Regarding the captain in Toledo, Ohio, the next time Davies believes there is only one candidate. Catriona Matthew had hardly stopped singing We Are The Champions while the festivities in Gleneagles continued well into the night before her stay was discussedDavies wants Catriona Matthew to be the team captain of Europe when they go to America
& # 39; It is clear that Suzann is a stick is on the line, but I want Beany (the nickname of Matthew) to be captain again in America, & # 39; Davies said. & # 39; She deserves a chance on the Americans there. & # 39;
Perhaps surprising, given the perfect scenario for winning the trophy on her own soil and in such dramatic circumstances for the best moment of her career – & # 39; by far & # 39; She confirmed – former British Open champion Matthew said she is open to conviction, which should settle the matter.
Regarding the amazing events at Gleneagles, Davies did not hesitate a second in rank this 16th edition at the
& I have been involved with 13 of them and won four times, but this was in my opinion the best and the most unexpected & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; You can only hope that this will work wonders for our tour because, let's face it, if you can't arouse the interest below, you'll never do it. & # 39;
Laura Muir stimulated by fifth place at the World Championships but admits that Alberto Salazar throws a cloud over 1500m victory by Sifan Hassan
- Muir produced a courageous display when she finished fifth behind the winner Hassan
- She tried to catch leader Hassan, but was caught with 150m remaining
- Defending champion Faith Kipyegon took silver, with Gudaf Tsegay in third
- Hassan & # 39; s coach Salazar was banned for four years this week for doping violations
- Laura Muir hopes to win gold at the 1500m track event in Doha this week
- Muir suffered a serious calf tear two months ago but recovered quickly
- The British runner says her calf & # 39 100 per is & # 39; now as the heat approaches
- Laura Muir should be a serious candidate for gold in the 1500m in Doha
- Neil Black is set to focus seven to nine medals on the championships
- Mystery continues to recover from her two-month calf injury
In the end, it was too much for Laura Muir, whose last bid for a worldwide medal ended two spots shy in the fifth. There are just too many injuries and an athlete who ran the sixth fastest 1500m time in history while dragging a huge cloud.
That is Sifan Hassan of Holland and that cloud is Alberto Salazar, her coach until Monday when he was kicked out of the sport because he was a drug addict.
She ran 3: 51.95, which is the fastest ever at a World Championship, and her gold here completed a remarkable, unprecedented double title at 10,000m and 1500m. She has always denied misconduct and this week pointed to joining the Nike Oregon Project after the period being investigated by the US Anti- Doping Agency, but she will have to live with her choices and whatever she does may be average for its public status.Great Britain Laura Muir produced a gutsy display in the 1500m final on Saturday
Not that those considerations serve as comfort to Muir. Her time of 3: 55.76 was exceptional, only a fraction outside of her personal record, and due to her broken preparations, it was quite something. She missed six weeks of running track due to a calf injury in July and shortly before the race it was announced to the Mail on Sunday that she had also suffered a knee injury and a stomach animal last week.
In those circumstances, it was a great run, and another disappointment for the European champion, who finished fourth in London 2017. She would have fought with a cleaner health bill, although certainly not in the gold bill . To understand Hassan's time, it is worth noting that the five are more quickly divided between Genzebe Dibaba, who was coached by the wanted Baptist Jama Aden, and four Chinese athletes in the 1990s.
Muir, who joined Hassan at the front bell but was burned down in the last 250 meters and said: & # 39; There is a cloud – that is unavoidable. & # 39;Sifan Hassan won the victory in a championship record time of three minutes 51.95 seconds
From her performance she added: & # 39; To run at 3:55 am, especially when I missed so much training, I am speechless but so proud of myself.
& # 39; I couldn't ask more questions than myself. If I can run that kind of time, apart from the amount of training I've given, then when I'm 100 percent fit, I'll be so sure to go in next year. & # 39;
Defending champion Faith Kipyegong grabbed silver and Gudaf Tsegay claimed bronze
In the aftermath of the victory, Hassan was furious about insinuations about following the four-year ban of Salazar.
She said: & I was so mad at the world. I am clean and I show everyone how clean I am. & # 39;
Laura Muir sets her sights on gold at the World Championships in Doha despite the fact that she suffered severe calf loom two months ago
Laura Muir still finds the 1500m gold medal a possibility despite the revelation she has suffers a severe calf tear two months ago
Mystery has surrounded the extent of her injury she suffered while racing in London in July, but her coach Andy Young confirmed yesterday that it was an & # 39; real tear & # 39; was & # 39;
That required a six-week water-based training instead of track, and while Muir admitted her preparations were made, she insisted that gold was still within reach.Laura Muir has made a notable fitness recovery to compete in Doha this week
She spoke Wednesday before the 1500 m heat and said: & # 39; The calf is now 100 percent, so I'm not worried about that at all. I can participate in the competition with confidence in that and my body, but it has not been the most ideal preparation in the past few months.
& # 39; Now winning a medal, especially gold, would be even greater than it was a few months ago. That is certainly still on the table.
"As of this year I said that I wanted to win a medal in Doha. That is always my goal and I think I can still do that. & # 39;
Muir, the European champion and silver medalist, is pursuing her first outdoor medal at the world or Olympic level. She became fourth in London 2017.The 26-year-old is aiming for a gold medal at the World Championships 1500 m track event
Mystery surrounds Laura Muir's recovery after a calf injury that has been holding her up since July for the World Athletics Championships in Doha
Mystery continues to surround Laura Muir's recovery from the calf injury that has kept her out since July
With 1500m world record holder Genzebe Dibaba injured, Caster Semenya not eligible and Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon missing in racing time, Muir should be a serious candidate for gold.
But Neil Black, the performance director of British athletics and is set to seven to nine medals by UK Sport, was reserved in his judgment.Mystery continues to surround Laura Muir's recovery from the calf injury for Doha
When asked if she was in good or good shape, he said: & # 39; Everything suggests that she is in good shape and is developing into a good shape.
& # 39; The fair sense is that Laura Muir will still be competitive to win a medal in Doha. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; The biggest challenge is the most obvious of three races in four days.
That is the bit that is a bit unknown. So Laura will be in good condition. And then we will all see the outcome. & # 39;Muir must be serious about gold at the World Athletics Championships |