Jennifer Stuczynski withdraws from World Championships
Olympic silver medallist Jenn Stuczynski's Achilles injurey forced her to withdraw from the American team for the World Championships. Stuczynski is now second in the All-Athletics.com women's Pole vault World Ranking and was seen as one of the women who would seriously challenge world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva for the gold medal.
Her agent Mark Wetmore confirmed for EME NEWS that Jennifer Stuczynski will not compete in Berlin.
Then her statement was published in Track and Field News:
“Despite my focused efforts for the last five weeks to get 100% healthy, I made the decision on Sunday that I just can’t be ready in time to compete in Berlin. The doctors who are treating me say that my Achilles injury is not serious, but it just has not improved enough for me to vault next weekend. I think I just ran out of time. I’m disappointed I won’t get the opportunity to join Team USA in Germany.”
Stuczynski will apparently be replaced by Jillian Schwartz. The other two US pole vaulters for Berlin are Chelsea Johnson and former world champion Stacy Dragila.
Sources: World-Track.org, Track and Field News, EME News