Paralympic Games bronze medallist, Madeleine Hogan (Vic), has today withdrawn from the IPC Athletics World Championships in due to injury.
Rupturing her anterior cruciate ligament while continuing her preparation for competition in the F47 arm amputee javelin throw, the 26-year-old is understandably devastated that she will miss the chance to throw for a medal here at Doha 2015.
“I’m very disappointed. My coach John (Eden) and I have worked so hard to get me back to my best after suffering a similar injury to my other knee and to get this close to competing, and then missing, is a far from an ideal result,” Hogan said.
“I knew that I was in the mix here and wanted to compete very much. I’ll let the swelling and what not settle in the next couple of days, head home to Melbourne and assess what impact this has on Rio. I honestly don’t know what it will mean at this stage.”
Hogan will remain in Doha (QAT) with the Australian Flame until the close of competition on Saturday 31 August, returning home with the team on the following day.