Athletics-American sprinter Bromell to miss Olympic trials with injury

FILE PHOTO: Athletics - Diamond League - Silesia - The Silesian Stadium, Chorzow, Poland - August 6, 2022 Trayvon Bromell of the U.S. after winning the men's 100m final REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice world championship 100 metres bronze medallist Trayvon Bromell will not compete in the upcoming U.S. Olympic trials due to an injury, the sprinter said on Wednesday.

Bromell won the United States qualifying event in 2021 and was a hot favourite at the COVID-delayed Tokyo Games but failed to make the final. He earned redemption with a podium finish at the world championships in Eugene two years ago, after finishing third at the 2015 worlds.

"Hate that I have to miss it but I have to listen to my body," he wrote on Instagram. "We will all be tested in life. Grateful God continues to give me the strength to fight. I will not give up!"

His agent told Citius Mag that Bromell suffered an adductor injury in May in Savona and hoped to be competing again in a few weeks.

The timeline to recovery shatters any hope the 28-year-old had of reaching the Paris Games in a career riddled with injuries.

He was carted off the track at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a torn Achilles, missing two years of competition on a long road to recovery.

(Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Toby Davis)

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