Canadian Olympian heptathlete Georgia Ellenwood re-injures herself at Pan Am Video games

B.C.’s Georgia Ellenwood, who completed tenth within the heptathlon on the 2020 Olympics, had solely lately returned to competitors after an extended harm rehab when she re-injured her Achilles tendon on the Pan Am Video games in Santiago, Chile on Tuesday. Solely hours earlier than, Ellenwood was in second place after the 100-metre hurdles portion of the multi-event; the re-injury occurred throughout the subsequent occasion–the excessive leap.

“A face that’s been right here earlier than,” Ellenwood shared on after the incident. “Similar leg; decrease Achilles rupture. 580 days, again to zero.”

The heptathlon consists of seven occasions: the 100-metre hurdles, excessive leap, shot put, 200-meter sprint, lengthy leap, javelin, and 800-metre run, which occur in that order over a two-day interval. Ellenwood wrote that she had a tremendous begin to her Pan Am Video games: “I’m offended and might’t perceive why this has occurred to me.. once more,” she mentioned. “I fought my method again, and it’s all stripped away instantly.”

In February 2022, Ellenwood ruptured her Achilles whereas trying to qualify within the ladies’s pentathlon (5 occasions) for the World Athletics indoor monitor and area championships in Belgrade, Serbia. She set an 8.35-second private finest within the 100-metre hurdles, after which injured her Achilles on her excessive leap try. “I’ve discovered my method again as soon as. So I’ll do it once more,” Ellenwood mentioned after the re-injury. “I can keep mad and sulk or I can begin the method once more instantly.”

The Pan Am Video games are a continental multi-sport competitors for the nations of North America, South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Canada. On Tuesday,earned Canada’s first monitor medal of those Video games, taking silver within the 5,000 metres. The runner was initially awarded bronze, however was upgraded to silver after Mexico’s Daniel Martinez (who received the occasion) was disqualified for impeding American Kasey Knevelbaard within the remaining dash.

On Wednesday,narrowly missed the rostrum, taking fourth in her first worldwide multi-sport video games remaining. Konrad has had a shocking 2023 season, claiming her first nationwide title within the ladies’s 400 metres and working a personal-best time in her world championship debut in August.

“The main focus at present was simply to run daring,” she mentioned post-race on Wednesday to media. “I wasn’t feeling super-confident going into at present, so I simply tried to exit robust and hold my coronary heart in it and combat for it on the finish.”

You may view the upcoming schedule and full outcomes from the 2023 Pan American Video games .

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