BVI long jumper Chantel Malone withdraws from World Championships citing long-running knee injury

By July 11, 2022

Chantel Malone, the best long jumper from the British Virgin Islands, will miss the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon because of a long-running knee injury.

The 30-year-old Malone is the 2019 Pan American Games champion, who boasts a lifetime best of 7.08m in the long jump. A finalist at last year’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Malone was hoping to be able to give of her best for the BVI this summer, but her season was stalled by the injury that will now force her out of Eugene.

“World Championships is upon us and this is the first time since 2011 that I would have to miss the event due to a knee injury that has been wreaking havoc my entire 2022 season,” she posted on Instagram.

“For those who know me and my journey thus far, you know that I will do anything and fight through any obstacle to get where I need to be. With that being said, know that it was not an easy decision to withdraw from the World Champs and forfeit the remainder of my season.

“It was simply the best decision at this point in my career to take the necessary measures needed, rest and heal both physically and mentally so that I can be the best athlete and person for the upcoming seasons.”

She also offered support for compatriot Kyron McMaster and the rest of the BVI team set to compete at the World Championships that begin July 15.

 

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