Olympic medal­list Broben re­tires at 20 be­cause of in­jury

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Olympic div­ing sil­ver medal­ist Brit­tany Broben has an­nounced her re­tire­ment from in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion aged only 20, be­cause of a re­cur­ring shoul­der in­jury. Broben won sil­ver in the women’s 10-me­ter plat­form event at the 2012 London Olympics aged 16. But she was forced to with­draw from the Aus­tralian team on the eve of this year’s Rio de Janiero Games with a re­cur­rence of the in­jury she has had for the last three years. Broben said “I re­ally wanted to dive at my best in Rio, and sadly that was not ul­ti­mately pos­si­ble. I will al­ways be so proud of the fact that I am an Olympic sil­ver medal­ist and while I did not quite get to Rio, being se­lected in the team made me feel like a dual Olympian.”

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