Olympics injuries

Liu Xiang injury

in Achilles tendinopathy, Olympics injuries

China’s defending champion withdraws from 110m hurdles Liu Xiang’s Olympics came to a premature end after the reigning champion was forced to pull out of the 100m hurdles with an Achilles tendon injury. Xiang, 25, became the first Chinese male athlete ever to win an Olympic gold medal in Athens and the home crowd had... MORE

Janos Baranyai injury

in Elbow Injuries, Olympics injuries

Hungarian weightlifter suffers horrific injury at Beijing Olympics Janos Baranyai’s Olympic campaign ended in agony after he suffered a dislocated elbow during the snatch discipline of the weightlifting competetion. The 24-year-old, competing in his first Olympics, collapsed on the floor trying to snatch 148kg with his elbow twisted backwards. Elbow injuries The snapping movement involved... MORE

Mizuki Noguchi injury

in Groin injuries, Olympics injuries

Defending Olympic marathon champion pulls out of Beijing games because of thigh and groin injuries Japanese Olympic champion Mizuki Noguchi has withdrawn from the marathon in Beijing, citing thigh and groin injuries as the reason. Noguchi, who was aiming to be the first woman in history to win back-to-back Olympic marathons, has been dogged with... MORE

Michaela Breeze injury

in Back injuries, Olympics injuries

British weightlifter finishes seventh despite competing with back injury Michaela Breeze, the British representative in the female weightlifting competition at the Beijing Olympics, finished seventh after completing the competition despite a severe back injury. Breeze went into the competition with the injury but was determined to finish despite experiencing chronic back pain throughout. She fell... MORE

Gary Russell Jr injury

in Hydration, Olympics injuries

US boxer out of the Olympics after being found passed out with dehydration Gary Russell Jr is out of the Beijing Olympics after being deemed unfit to compete following a frantic rush to make weight. Russell Jr, found that he was two pounds overweight to compete at the required 119 for Bantamweight and had just... MORE

Lindsay Davenport injury

in Knee injuries, Olympics injuries

Lindsay Davenport withdraws from Olympics with knee injury Former Olympic tennis champion, Lindsay Davenport has pulled out of the female singles competition in Beijing after aggravating a knee injury. Davenport, who won gold at the 1996 Olympics, picked up the knee injury prior to Wimbledon forcing her to pull out after the first round. The... MORE

Jelena Jankovic injury

in Knee injuries, Olympics injuries

Jelena Jankovic will take part in Olympics after overcoming knee injury Female tennis star Jelena Jankovic has managed to get herself fit in time for the Beijing Olympics, despite being told she wouldn’t have time to do so. Jankovic, who is set to be announced as world number one during the Olympics, was told by... MORE

Morgan Hamm injury

in Ankle injuries, Olympics injuries

Both Hamm brothers miss the Beijing Olympics after Morgan pulls out Morgan Hamm is out of the Olympics after injuring his left ankle in a training session just days before the start of the games. The gymnast left ankle was already injured prior to leaving for Beijing but the US team had hoped he could... MORE

John Steffensen injury

in Hamstring injuries, Olympics injuries

John Steffensen withdraws from the Olympics 400m because of injury Australian John Steffensen has pulled out of the 400m in Beijing because of ongoing hamstring injuries. The current Commonwealth champion does still hope to take part at the Olympics by being part of the 4x400m relay team. Hamstring injuries The 400 metres requires athletes to... MORE

Brandon O’Neill injury

in Ankle injuries, Olympics injuries

Brandon O’Neill suffers ankle injury during Olympics training Canadian gymnast Brandon O’Neill is at risk of missing the Beijing Olympics after damaging ankle ligaments  during training. O’Neill will now miss the podium training prior to the competetion itself and a decision will be delayed until as late as possible as to whether he is fit... MORE

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