Katie Archibald has affirmed she won’t participate in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as she proceeds with her recuperation from different wounds.
Having been plagued by bad luck throughout the first half of 2022, Archibald and the team around her have made the decision that she is not in a position to compete at the Games, and instead needs to focus on making a full recovery.
Naturally this is extremely disappointing for Katie and her team, as well as her fans, but rest assured this decision has not been taken lightly.
The Olympic gold award victor won the madison close by Laura Kenny in Tokyo in 2021, and furthermore got silver in the group pursuit. That was notwithstanding gold and silver decoration champs at Gold Coast in 2018 and a bronze in 2014.
“I’m simply not adapting,” said in a proclamation. “I went home for the weeks in January this year while recuperating from shoulder a medical procedure.
“That was a planned break. Be that as it may, from that point forward I’ve figured out how to fit in, unscheduled: a back break, Covid, a blackout, a wrecked collarbone, another medical procedure, and two hyper-extended lower legs and a major, expanded leg.
“I’ve attempted my hardest to keep my head up – and surely had sufficient help from British Cycling, Scottish Cycling, and Ceratizit-WNT Pro Cyclin to do as such – yet I’m simply not adapting.
In this way, with an exceptionally weighty heart I’ve chosen to pull out from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. It will be held between 28 July to 8 August, 2022, Watch here CWG live. This is certainly not something cheerful to share. Addressing Scotland implies such a great amount to me, yet that is where I am.”
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About 22nd Commonwealth Games
2022 Commonwealth Games will be scheduled between 28 July to 8 August in Birmingham England. There are a total of 72 countries will take part in it. Almost 4500 athletes will compete in 2022 CWG.