Shayna Jack Breaks Her Hand In Training, Withdraws From World Champs

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack, who had the third-fastest entry time in the women’s 100 free at the 2022 World Championships, has withdrawn from the race in its entirety. According to the Eurovision Aquatics live broadcast, this is due to the fact that she broke her hand in training prior to the start of the heats session on Wednesday morning, and will be out for the rest of the meet.

Update: Jack has given more details via Instagram of her injury. She says she is leaving Budapest to return home for surgery and still plans to race at the Commonwealth Games. The injury occurred during her 100 freestyle warm up and involved another swimmer.

Via Instagram, Jack spoke of her withdrawal, saying that she will be turning her focus towards the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

Jack previously swam on Australia’s gold-medal winning 4×100 free relay and silver-medal mixed medley relay. She split 52.65 on the 4×100 free relay and anchored in 52.92 on the mixed medley relay. She was also set to swim the 50 free individually later in the meet prior to her injury.  She set personal bests of 52.60 and 24.11 in the 100 and 50 free at Australian trials this year, being seeded third in the 100 and second in the 50.

This World Championships meet was Jack’s first major international meet in three years. In July 2019, she received a doping ban from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Ban Authority, which originally suspended her from four years of competition but was later reduced to two years. Jack swam in her first meet back since her ban in December 2021.

The women’s 100 free is now missing two major stars in Jack and Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey. Haughey, the defending Olympic silver medalist who had the fastest entry time in the event, pulled out of World Championships due to an ankle injury.

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klorp
5 months ago

She should’ve seen what she could do in the 100 still. I set my best times with a broken hand. It hurts like hell after a few thousand meters of practice, but it wasn’t a problem for racing outside of streamlining.

Ferb
5 months ago

Reminds me of Barbara Krause (DDR) getting sick right before the 1976 Olympics.

Blake pierogi
5 months ago

The worst worlds ever. We truly have entered some darker timeline. So many suck and injured. WTF.

Last edited 5 months ago by Blake pierogi
Swimmer Tucson
5 months ago

I generally find the Aussies very clean and fair, but her positive test for the anabolic steroid Ligandrol is disturbing. She should be permanently banned from sport.

whodoyouthink
5 months ago

Someone was swimming by her and their hands clashed, the other person wearing a watch. – inside source

The Original Tim
Reply to  whodoyouthink
5 months ago

I’ve had two Masters swimmers break their hands doing that, and one broke his hand on someone else’s paddles. I had to institute a no-watches rule for a while after the two watch incidents happened within two months of each other!

Sun Yang
5 months ago

Karma

Ol' Longhorn
5 months ago

Tough break. Hope she heals soon.

Mako
5 months ago

It said she slipped and fell on the news.

Phichael Melps
Reply to  Mako
5 months ago

What was the news doing in the warm-up pool?

Mako
Reply to  Phichael Melps
5 months ago

That is what they reported. They just said she slipped, fell and broke her hand. That’s all I know.

Fobby Binke
Reply to  Phichael Melps
5 months ago

The same news who reported Sun Yang harrassed some Brazilian female swimmers in warm up pool.

The same news who reported Sun Yang had clashes with Horton in the warmup pool.

Welcome to 21st century!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Fobby Binke
5 months ago

He was joking about the sentence structure. smh

Mako
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
5 months ago

LOL

Willswim
Reply to  Mako
5 months ago

Huey Lewis needs to get his band off the pool deck!

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