Katie Archibald: The double Olympic champion suffers ankle injuries in a road accident | Cycling News


Katie Archibald said on Instagram: “The ligaments in both of my ankles are not happy (level 1 unhappiness in my right ankle and level 2 unhappiness in my left ankle) but are still attached, and the only thing broken is my bike ”

Last update: 01/06/22 15:27

Katie Archibold has been chosen by Team Scotland for the Summer Commonwealth Games

Two-time Olympic champion Katie Archibald injured both ankles after being hit by a car over the weekend, the 28-year-old said on Wednesday.

British rider Archibald said she was transformed as she passed a T-junction.

“Last Sunday I went over the hood of a 4×4,” Archibald said on Instagram. “I can’t say I like 2022.

“The ligaments in both of my ankles are not happy (grade 1 unhappiness in my right ankle and grade 2 unhappiness in my left ankle) but are still attached, and the only thing broken is my bike.”

Archibald, who broke his collarbone and suffered a concussion at a World Cup in Glasgow last month, has been chosen by Scotland’s squad for the summer Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Archibald won gold in the individual pursuit and silver in the points race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

“We also think I avoided another serious concussion, and all 3.5 ligaments in my questionable right knee survived, so celebrations are in order for that,” she added.

Archibald says transgender athletes have been let down by governing bodies

In April, Archibald raised concerns about transgender athletes competing in women’s sport, but blamed cycling’s world governing body, the UCI, for putting Emily Bridges at the center of the debate by failing to act. earlier.

Archibald said the UCI had “chosen to delay action until it unfortunately becomes personal for a rider”.

Bridges, 21, was due to compete in the British National Omnium Championships after meeting British Cycling’s eligibility standards but was blocked by the UCI at the 11th hour before the national governing body announced a review of its policies.

On the eve of the Nations Cup in Glasgow, Archibald released a statement which read: “I am of the opinion that the international governing bodies of several sports have failed transgender athletes, in particular transgender women, with their policies of ‘inclusion.

“These policies have placed athletes, their involvement in sport and their personal lives under intense scrutiny when all athletes have done is follow the rules and enter a category they have been encouraged to enter. I, too, feel disappointed by these policies.

“I feel disappointed with the International Olympic Committee telling me that there should be no supposed benefit to an athlete with a gender identity different from their sex.

“I’ve read this and heard that my world titles, my Olympic medals and the champions jerseys I have at home have all been won in a class of people who just don’t try as hard than men. Losing to male androgenization isn’t about biology, it’s about mindset. They’re wrong.

“The retained advantage of people who have gone through male puberty in terms of strength, endurance and physique, with or without testosterone suppression, has been well documented.

“Cycling’s world governing body, by its own president’s own admission, knows this. But they chose to delay action until it unfortunately became personal for a rider. It wasn’t fair. “

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