BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (AP) – Australian swimmer Shayna Jack has broken her hand in training and will miss the rest of the world swimming championships.
Jack broke her hand as she was warming up for yesterday morning’s 100-metre freestyle heats.
The 23-year-old Jack previously helped Australia to gold in the women’s 4×100 freestyle relay last Saturday and silver in the mixed 4×100 medley relay on Tuesday.
Jack is just the latest high-profile swimmer to pull out of the competition. Hong Kong’s Siobhán Haughey, the Olympic silver medallist in the women’s 100, withdrew on Monday due to an ankle injury.
Australia’s Mollie O’Callaghan was fastest in 100 qualifying in their absence, followed by Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, the United States’ Torri Huske, and world record holder Sarah Sjöström.
Four-time Olympic medallist Chad Le Clos withdrew from the men’s competition Monday. The South African said on social media that he had been struggling with his breathing for the previous three weeks “since having multiple stints of bronchitis”.
American star Caeleb Dressel withdrew from the men’s 100 freestyle on medical grounds on Tuesday.
USA Swimming told The Associated Press yesterday there was no update yet on Dressel’s condition.