Heartbreak for Team USA as 3 talented speedsters confirmed to miss Paris 2024

Heartbreak for Team USA as 3 talented speedsters confirmed to miss Paris 2024

Funmilayo Fameso 01:32 - 13.06.2024

Here are the US sprinters confirmed to miss the trials and consequently Paris Olympics.

It's unfortunate news for Team USA as three talented runners have been confirmed to miss the US Olympic Trials, and consequently, they will not be able to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The athletes Britton Wilson, Trayvon Bromell, and Kaylin White officially withdrew from the trials, sighting lingering injury issues and needing time to recuperate and rest.

Britton Wilson

Wilson's agent shared the news that the 2023 U.S. Championships 400m runner-up will miss the trials due to a lingering injury.

Britton Wilson's statement on missing the trials

The NCAA standout speed hurdler last raced on April 20th at the Xiamen Diamond League in China, where she ran 51.26s in the 400m, while her season’s best is 50.74s from the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational.

Bromell, the reigning US Olympic Trials 100m champion, will be absent after hurting his adductor in the race in Savona.

Trayvon Bromell ran the sixth fastest 60m time in world history

"He has been feeling it on and off since then. It has been bothering him in training this week, so unfortunately, he won’t be ready for the trials. We hope he will be back competing in a few weeks," his agent said to CITIUS MAG.

As confirmation, Bromell posted on his Instagram page: "Hate that I will have to miss it but I have to listen to my body. We will all be tested in life. Grateful God continues to give me the strength to fight, I will not give up!"

Bromell represented the United States in the 100m and 4x100m at the 2016 and 2021 Olympics, and he's a two-time world championships bronze medallist.

Finally, White hasn’t competed at all in 2024. She made the team in the 200m last year and reached the semi-finals in Budapest.

Kayla White

The US Olympic Trials is scheduled to take place from June 21st - 30th with a two-day break to help athletes recuperate.