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GB’s Sawyers devastated to miss Olympics with injury

British long jumper Jazmin Sawyers will miss this summer’s Paris Olympics because of a ruptured Achilles. The 29-year-old confirmed on Instagram yesterday she had undergone…

British long jumper Jazmin Sawyers will miss this summer’s Paris Olympics because of a ruptured Achilles.

The 29-year-old confirmed on Instagram yesterday she had undergone a successful operation on her take-off leg.

Sawyers won her first major long jump title at the European Indoor Championships in 2023.

“It’s bad, but I am looking ahead to rehab, recovery and the future,” Sawyers said.

“Obviously I’m devastated. I really thought this was going to be my year.”

The Olympics will take place from 26 July to 11 August.

Sawyers was not considered as a Team GB medal hope for Paris 2024, having failed to qualify for the long jump final at last summer’s World Athletics Championships.

 

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