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Major Upset for US Track and Field Fans As Trayvon Bromell Found Injured Before Paris Olympics 2024

Published 05/15/2024, 1:01 PM EDT

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In the world of track and field, where speed and agility reign supreme, the safety and health of athletes take precedence above all else. So, when Track and Field Reports released its list of injured athletes for 2023, it deeply concerned fans of Olympian Trayvon Bromell, who had competed for the United States in both the 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Among the 15 athletes announced, Bromell’s name stood out. He was forced to miss the entire season due to an injury. As details emerged, it became clear that Bromell had undergone surgery for a bone spur in his ankle. In 2016 too, Bromell underwent a couple of procedures for a heel injury, followed by several months of grueling rehabilitation. But now, as he sets his eyes on his third Olympic run, another injury has left fans heartbroken.

US Track and Field star Trayvon Bromell faces another blow ahead of the Paris Olympics

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On the road to the Paris Olympics, trouble struck again for the 2016 World Indoor 60-meter champion, Trayvon Bromell. A post by Chris Chavez on X revealed that at the Meeting Città di Savona in Italy, Trayvon Bromell pulled up in the 100-meter final, clutching his thigh as he crossed the finish line.

Hopes lingered that it might be nothing more than a cramp, perhaps aggravated by the overcast conditions. This unfortunate incident marked only his second meet of the year, with his first showing being a 10.14 in Jacksonville on April 27th. Once again, the road to glory for Trayvon Bromell faced a daunting hurdle, and fans can only hope that this setback will not rob him of the chance to showcase his talent on the grand stage of the Paris Olympics. As fans eagerly await Trayvon Bromell’s recovery, they find solace in knowing the newlywed finds comfort in the good company of his beloved wife, Alexys Bromell.

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A special 2024 for “The Bromell’s”

On April 27th, 2024, Trayvon Bromell competed at the East Coast Relays in the 100-meter event. Despite finishing 3rd with a time of 10.135s, the 2022 Diamond League 100m champion shared the track with Olympic champions Andre De Grasse and Marcell Jacobs, who claimed the 1st and 2nd positions, respectively.

The very next day, Trayvon walked down the aisle with his long-time girlfriend, now wife, Alexys Bromell. Taking to Instagram, Trayvon Bromell shared a wholesome carousel post of his wedding day, featuring the couple smiling from ear to ear, along with another image of them enjoying their first dance.

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The caption of his post read, “April 28, 2024 – New Beginnings… The journey to forever begins.” In the comments, he expressed his gratitude to all who have supported him, saying, “Most of my posts are track-related, and I’m only able to share so much of my personal life without stipulation. But being able to share this moment with you all and receive your support is truly something special.” 2024 has already begun as a wonderful journey for Trayvon Bromell, and fans hope that with recovery and Alexys by his side, he’ll soon find himself chasing his third Olympic cycle.

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Christaline Meyers is a senior Olympics writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in gymnastics and alpine skiing. Christaline is one of the acclaimed authorities in the coverage of 6x All-Around champion, Simone Biles. She has written extensively, covering every detail of Biles’s life stories as well as providing her perspective on Simone Biles’ Yurchenko Double Pike controversy.
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