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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby 2012girl » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:29 pm

Tweets starting to appear about Paula's imminent withdrawal....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympi ... ds-newsxml
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby 3a » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:32 pm

There Tweets about other things too.....

https://twitter.com/albertostretti
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby Geoff » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:29 am

3a wrote:There Tweets about other things too.....

https://twitter.com/albertostretti


It is being reported that it's likely Paula will pull out. assume Freya Murray is the reserve and can be called up although I doubt she is fully prepared for a marathon?

Nothing official yet but will know tomorrow.
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby Geoff » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:58 am

Agony for Radcliffe as she's ruled out: Paula's dreams of an Olympic gold are over

Paula Radcliffe will be forced to make the heartbreaking decision this week to withdraw from the London Olympics.

The 38-year-old world record holder, for so long the golden girl of British athletics, will finally give up the battle to get her battered body to the start of the women’s marathon on The Mall next Sunday.

Radcliffe has been struggling for fitness since a degenerative foot injury flared up again three weeks ago. But now, according to sources close to both the athlete’s camp and to UK Athletics, her battle is over. ‘The time to make a decision has arrived and there’s only one decision to make,’ said the source. ‘Paula is not fit to run at the moment. There will be an announcement in the next day or two.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympi ... z21xshEs00
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby Kermit » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:50 am

Geoff wrote:Agony for Radcliffe as she's ruled out: Paula's dreams of an Olympic gold are over

Paula Radcliffe will be forced to make the heartbreaking decision this week to withdraw from the London Olympics.

The 38-year-old world record holder, for so long the golden girl of British athletics, will finally give up the battle to get her battered body to the start of the women’s marathon on The Mall next Sunday.

Radcliffe has been struggling for fitness since a degenerative foot injury flared up again three weeks ago. But now, according to sources close to both the athlete’s camp and to UK Athletics, her battle is over. ‘The time to make a decision has arrived and there’s only one decision to make,’ said the source. ‘Paula is not fit to run at the moment. There will be an announcement in the next day or two.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympi ... z21xshEs00


This is the same as

2012girl wrote:Tweets starting to appear about Paula's imminent withdrawal....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympi ... ds-newsxml
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby Geoff » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:19 pm

UKA confirm Paula is being withdrawn and it looks like Freya Murray will take her place. Sad news and surely it must be the end of her running career at World level.

Paula Radcliffe to be withdrawn from team gb for medical reasons

http://www.uka.org.uk/media/news/july-2 ... radcliffe/
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby Geoff » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:56 pm

Freya Murray has now been officially confimed as Paula's replacement in the marathon. I assume she has trained as much as possible for this eventuality and been kept informed regarding Paula's injury. Hope she runs well.

Paula Radcliffe replaced by Freya Murray at Olympics marathon
Freya Murray will replace Paula Radcliffe in the women's marathon.

The 28-year-old Briton has been training as a reserve since April and comes in after it was confirmed Radcliffe will miss out through injury.

"I am absolutely delighted to have been selected to Team GB and I will be aiming to do Britain proud in London on Sunday," said the Scot.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19046696
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby Geoff » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:52 am

Olympics athletics: Eilish McColgan fit for 3,000m after car accident
Great Britain's Eilish McColgan will compete in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Olympics despite being hit by a car on her final training run.

McColgan was training in Portugal on Wednesday when she was struck by a glancing blow on her left hand side, causing her to fall onto the bonnet.

The 21-year-old Scot was not badly hurt and ran two miles to the team hotel.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19074884

Seems like she'll be ok but perhaps a little stiff. May still affect her though.
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Re: Injury Concerns for GB Athletes

Postby MysteryBrick » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:00 am

Steve Cram just commended GB's athletics support and preparation. I assume that means certain members will no longer be able to watch the Olympics, due to having thrown something through the TV in disgust...
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