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Shayna Jack is OUT of the world championships after slipping and breaking her hand

Shayna Jack is OUT of World Championships after slipping and breaking her hand – as Australian swimmer focuses on Commonwealth Games return after two-year doping ban

  • Shayna Jack is out of the world championships after breaking her hand
  • Australian swimmer slipped and injured in warm-up room
  • Jack was ready to return after a two-year ban for doping
  • The 23-year-old wants to compete in the Commonwealth Games next month

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack’s world championships are over after she slipped and broke a hand in a warm-up room.

Jack had collected gold and silver medals in relay events ahead of her scheduled individual swims at the world titles in Budapest.

But the 23-year-old, as he returned to international competition after a two-year doping ban, was injured in a freak accident on Wednesday.

Shayna Jack has broken her hand and will miss the world championships in Budapest

Shayna Jack has broken her hand and will miss the world championships in Budapest

“It pains me to announce that I have to withdraw from the rest of the competition and that I won’t get the chance to achieve everything I wanted to,” Jack posted on Instagram.

“I’m still so proud of what I’ve accomplished, how far I’ve come with the amazing teammates I was able to medal with.”

Jack said she had broken a hand “due to an unfortunate incident in this morning’s practice” while slipping in a warm-up room.

The Australian would go on to swim the 50m and 100m freestyle after having previously successfully returned to international racing.

Jack was part of the Australian gold medal winning 4x100m freestyle relay on the opening night of the competition and added a silver medal as part of the national 4x100m mixed medley team.

The Australian slipped and broke her hand in the warm-up room but wants to return in July

The Australian slipped and broke her hand in the warm-up room but wants to return in July

Jack said she would now turn her attention to competing in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham from July 28.

“As I always do, I am turning my attention to the future and that is the Commonwealth Games,” she wrote.

“From this afternoon I’ll be back in the pool for a kick session.”

Jack was banned for two years just before the last world championships in 2019 after traces of a banned substance were found in her system.

She was initially banned for four years, but the ban was reduced to two years.

The Queenslander has maintained her innocence over performance-enhancing doping, admitting she did not know how she tested positive for the banned substance Ligandrol.

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