Dina Asher-Smith pulls out of European Indoor Championships with injury concern

Jane McGuire
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Photo credit: Matthias Hangst - Getty Images
Photo credit: Matthias Hangst - Getty Images

From Runner's World

After pulling out of last week’s World Indoor Tour event in Liévin, France, Asher-Smith said, ‘I was really excited but I have a tight quad, so we thought it would be wise to sit this one out.’

Although those close to Asher-Smith have said the issue is no longer affecting her, she has chosen not to return to racing until the outdoor season begins in May.

Before returning to racing this year, Asher-Smith had made it clear she was focusing on the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics this summer. In a post on Instagram this week, she wrote, ‘Back into hard training, got what we wanted from indoors and now onto the main event 👀🔥 #tokyo2020'

Last week, the athlete handbook for the Tokyo Olympics was released, which said that athletes will not be allowed to shake hands, hug or socialise with one another, as they should ‘avoid unnecessary forms of physical contact’.

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