Australia’s Broben Forced to Withdraw from Rio Olympic Team

DIVING: 2012 Olympic diving silver medallist Brittany Broben has been forced to withdraw from the 2016 Australian Olympic Team. Broben suffered a shoulder injury during the Diving Nomination Trials and whilst she had made excellent progress in recovering, a recent setback, given timeframes, has proven too much.

“Brittany has been fighting hard to return to full fitness, and she and Diving Australia were confident she was going to be ready to perform at her best in Rio,” Diving Australia CEO David Bell, said.

“Unfortunately this setback has put paid to her chances.”

“This is obviously a very disappointing outcome for Brittany, and we will be supporting her through this difficult period.

Broben caught the attention of the nation when she won silver in the platform final in London, as the youngest member of the Australian Olympic team.

Diving Australia is working through channels regarding the ability to name a replacement. Australia will be represented in the women’s platform by two-time Olympian, Melissa Wu.

Several members of the Australian diving team have already left for Rio, with the remaining members of the team due to leave on Sunday.

Full profiles on divers under the Team section of the website and App.

Swimming news courtesy of Rio 2016.

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