Maja Wloszczowska injures foot

Updated: July 23, 2012, 11:22 AM ET
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland -- Polish road cyclist and medal hopeful Maja Wloszczowska will skip the London Olympics because of a foot injury.

Her doctor, Krzysztof Ficek, said Monday that tests in Poland showed that the 2010 world champion and Beijing silver medalist had two broken bones and torn tendons in her right foot.

He says the injuries make it impossible for Wloszczowska to take part in the Olympics, which open Friday. The women's race is scheduled for Aug. 11.

Wloszczowska says that "unfortunately I will not be able to fulfill my dream" of competing for an Olympic medal in London. She says it will be a "miracle" if she can compete at all this year.

The 28-year-old cyclist injured her right foot Friday during training in Livigno, Italy.


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