Lisa Dobriskey forced to miss World Championships after pulling up at the British Championships with injury
A leg injury had ended Lisa Dobriskey’s hopes of competing at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in just under a month’s time.
The 29-year-old pulled up during the 1500m final at the Sainsbury’s British Championships on Sunday and has revealed that she has sustained a grade three tear, forcing her to end her season.
Dobriskey, silver medallist at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, dramatically stepped off the track after the first 600m in a race which later saw Laura Weightman and Charlene Thomas take a tumble with 500m to go as Hannah England ran away with the title thanks to her 4:10.99 clocking.
Having received messages of support on the social networking site Twitter, Dobriskey expressed her thanks before revealing the results of a scan.
“Thank you again for all the very lovely messages!” she tweeted. “Sadly, the scan picked up a grade three tear so I have no choice but to end my season here.”
Dobriskey was one of three 1500m runners to have gone into the British Championships, which act as the trials for the World Championships, with an ‘A’ qualifying standard thanks to her 4:04.81 run at the Janusz Kosiski Memorial Meeting in Poland in June. England and Weightman also hold the ‘A’ standards with the British team for Moscow named on Tuesday.
The latest news will come as a blow to Dobriskey following an injury-hit 2012 which saw her suffer with a hip injury and then blood clots on her lungs ahead of the London Olympics where she finished 10th in a race won by Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin.