Injury forces defending 400m champion Steven Gardiner out of 2022 World Championships

By July 11, 2022
Defending champion Steven Gardiner will not be contesting the 400m in Eugene. Defending champion Steven Gardiner will not be contesting the 400m in Eugene.

Injury has forced defending 400m champion out of the 2022 World Championships set to begin in Eugene, Oregon this coming weekend.

The 26-year-old Bahamian, the 2020 Tokyo Olympic champion, announced the devastating news on social media, a major blow to his anticipated matchups against Americans Michael Norman, Randolph Ross Jr as well as Champion Allison and Grenadian Kirani James.

“Another global competition but instead of putting on my spikes I’ve been advised to put on a walking boot due to a UTE tendon inflammation,” he said.

“Unfortunately, there will be no Eugene ’22 for me. Devastated by the news but I am thankful for all the blessings in my career so far.

“I am also thankful for my team, for all the love and support during this process/ I’ll now move ahead to obtain the necessary treatment so I can be 100 per cent.”

 

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