Crystal Emmanuel out of field for sprint medal, injures hip in 200-meter semi-final
Crystal Emmanuel will leave her third summer match without a very first appearance in the 100 or 200-meter final and is treating a painful hip.
The Toronto resident clocked 23.05 seconds to place sixth in the second of three women’s 200 semi-finals after setting a season-high 22.74 in the playoffs earlier Monday at Tokyo Olympic Stadium. .
“I went out to perform a good semi-final [but] unfortunately I couldn’t do that. I have a little hip pain, “Emmanuel told CBC Sports in Japan shortly after his run.” I have to listen and follow what my body is telling me. “
Emmanuel’s coach Charles Allen later confirmed the injury in a text message to CBC Sports, noting that Emmanuel was being assessed by Athletics Canada medical staff, but did not specify the severity of the injury. disease or injured hip.
The 29-year-old, who said she was disappointed with her run, should have lowered her personal best 22.50 to advance to Tuesday night’s final (8:50 a.m. ET in Canada) as the Ukrainian Viktoriya Tkachuk took the last qualifying place in 54.25.
Emmanuel, eight-time Canadian 100m champion, finished 16th in the Olympic event but did not advance to the final, won by Elaine Thompson-Herah with a Games record of 10.61 to lead a Jamaican sweep of the medals podium.
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Emmanuel has shown a progression to the 200 during his Olympic career, placing 21st in his debut in 2021 in London, 23rd in Rio four years later and 18th in those Games, but probably expected better in Tokyo after running. 22.65 at the 2019 World Championships.
Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman, who aspires to cross five meters, left the women’s qualifying round on Monday after failing to cross 4.25 in three attempts. It was his fourth heightless in five competitions since May 2.
Newman was unable to plant the pole on his first attempt, then leaned over after his second attempt, grabbing his left shin.
I can really say that I was in hell and came back this year [with injuries] but giving up is just not in my blood.– Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman, who left Monday’s race earlier
“I’m not sure where her attention is focused this year, if she has a few things to do besides the pole vault,” CBC Sports analyst Mike Smith, a former Canadian decathlete, said on the show. Monday. “Looks like she was limping a bit.
“[She’s] visibly in a different state of mind [for] the concentration required for the Olympic Games. “
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Concussion disrupted pre-Olympic plans
Over the weekend, the Canadian indoor and outdoor record holder informed her Instagram followers that she hadn’t worked hard until her second Olympic appearance to get it over before it started.
“I can really say I was in hell and came back this year [with injuries] but giving up is just not in my blood, ”said Newman, who finished 17th on his Olympic debut in 2016.“ All the work is done, the stage is set and it’s time to fly!
On June 15, she also said on Instagram that a concussion wreaked “more havoc” on her than she was willing to admit and disrupted plans for the spring competition.
In her only performance lately, the London, Ont. Native landed a winning jump of 4.31 at the Inferno Track and Field Festival in nearby Guelph.
Newman had hoped to return to the Diamond League professional track and field circuit in Stockholm on July 4, but failed to break through the bar in a tune-up meet in Sweden and slipped one spot in the world ranking in fifth place.
No surgery for partially torn patellar tendon
As for a potential injury to his left shin, it could be related to the partially torn patellar tendon that Newman suffered on May 26, 2018 during the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League game in Portland, Oregon. She was then diagnosed with a six-millimeter tear in the tendon that attaches the bottom of the kneecap to the top of the shin.
Newman chose not to have the surgery, given the approximate six-month recovery so close to the 2019 World Championships and the 2020 Olympics, later postponed and rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the time, Newman also suffered from “a lot” of arthritis in his left knee, as well as swelling, scar tissue and arthritis in the quadriceps muscle.
She resumed full training five months later after months of rest and extensive physiotherapy and returned to indoor competition in January 2019. Having set a personal best of 4.82 later that year in Paris , Newman took most of 2020 during the pandemic to train and returned to indoor competition earlier this year.
Hurdler Watson eliminated in semi-final
Anicka Newell of Saskatoon is assured of her best Olympic result after scoring 4.55 and qualifying with 14 others for Thursday’s final at 6:20 a.m. ET. The 27-year-old finished 29th at the 2016 Games.
Torrential rain arrived on Monday minutes before hurdle Sage Watson of Medicine Hat, Alta., Stopped the clock in 55.51 seconds to finish fifth in her 400m semi-final. She placed 13th overall and missed qualifying for her first individual Olympic final by 1.26 seconds for Tuesday’s final at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Watson, who won Pan Am gold in 2019, clocked a PB of 54.32 two months later in the world semifinals to break Rosey Edeh’s 23-year-old Canadian record and was eighth in the final in 54, 82.
Last August, Watson, 27, told CBC Sports she wanted to lower the national mark, but her best time since the world championships is 55.46. Reaching the goal probably became more difficult in June after stretching his lower back.
Watson, who led the Canadian women’s 400-meter relay team to fourth in the Olympic final five years ago, is expected to be the team’s anchor in Thursday’s prelims, starting in 6:25 a.m. ET.
Hughes 6th in the steeplechase final
At 31, Toronto resident Matt Hughes had his best Olympic performance in men’s steeplechase, clocking 8: 16.03 over 3,000 meters on a wet track, far from his season record of 8. : 13.56 in Friday’s playoffs, but an improvement from 10th place. in Rio.
John Gay of Kelowna, BC, was fourth for a brief period, but he may have come out too quickly in the final of his Olympic debut as he passed out late in the race and was the last rider in the 15-man field to cross the line.
The 24-year-old impressed in the innings, taking nearly four seconds off his personal best to finish in 8: 16.99.
Andrea Seccafien of Guelph, Ont., Who was racing for her very first medal at the Summer Games, was unable to reach her goal of a top 10 finish with a time of 14: 59.55 in finishing 15th in the women’s 5000m final.
Seccafien, who set a personal best and a personal best of 14: 57.07 on May 29 at the Portland Track Festival in Oregon, won in Monday’s race after a disqualification in a qualifying race propelled the 30-year-old player in 15th and last qualifying place. .
Seccafien finished 20th overall in the 5,000m on his Olympic debut in Rio and is set to make the 10,000 final in Tokyo on Saturday at 6:45 am ET. Her record of 31: 13.94 on May 14 in Irvine, Calif., Broke the Olympic qualifying standard of 31:25 and smashed Natasha Wodak’s Canadian mark of 2015.
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