Sanya Richards Out Of Jamaica Invitational With Toe Injury


Sanya Richards of USA celebrates after winning the women’s 400m at the Weltklasse Golden League athletics meeting in the new Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Mark Matthews/Allsports/SPK)

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Sporting Alert – Sanya Richards-Ross has pulled out of the Jamaica International Invitational with a toe injury, meeting director Donald Quarrie has revealed on Tuesday night.

The IAAF World Challenge Meeting will stage at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday 7, May.

Richards-Ross, who announced last month that she will retire when the term closes, was looking forward to racing one last time in front of the Jamaican crowd this weekend, but the injury has now preventing her from competing.

According to local television station Television Jamaica (TVJ), the Jamaican-born American aggravated the injury while running a 4x400m leg in the USA v The World at the Penn Relays over the weekend.

The five-time IAAF World Championships gold medallist was returning from her third surgery on her right big toe in November.Read More


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