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Dislocations force Megan out of worlds

Thursday 18th October 2012
Diver: Megan Sylvester

Diver Megan Sylvester has had to pull out of the World Junior Championships after dislocating her shoulder twice.

 

The 18-year-old, from Tankersley, popped her shoulder back in after her third dive at the event in Australia on Thursday but it dislocated again after her last dive of the day.

 

She said: "It was worse the second time and I knew if I competed in the final I would make it much worse. The doctors advised me to pull out and some times you have to make these decisions.

 

"I was really disappointed not to be able to dive in the final because I was diving really well, better than I have done for a long time.

 

“But I can take a lot of positives from the competition because I was near the top of a leaderboard that had some girls who competed in the London Olympics on it.

 

“I think I would have been in contention for a medal in the final if I hadn’t been injured. These things happen in diving.”