Solomon out of Games

July 30, 2014 by J-Wire
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Sydney track star Steve Solomon failed to finish his semi-final of the men’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to a hamstring injury sustained during the race.

 

Steve Solomon just before the start of his semi-final

Steve Solomon just before the start of his semi-final

His injury has caused his withdrawal from the 4 x 400m relay.

The Olympic 400m finalist told media

The 21-yr-old from Vaucluse in Sydney,  currently resident at the prestigious Stanford University in California told media: “There was disappointment on the track, however, as Australian hope in the men’s 400m Steve Solomon (NSW) injured his left hamstring at the 200 metre mark of his Semi-Final.  Solomon had started well and was looking to be in a strong position to challenge for a berth in the Final when he slowed suddenly, clutching his left hamstring.

“It’s all part of sport,” Solomon said after having medical treatment. “The road to victory is sometimes the same road to injury. I am a little cold at the moment with what happened tonight. I had an incredible warm up alongside team mate and mentor John Steffensen, and I went into the race feeling stronger and faster than ever before. I had never got to the 200m mark feeling so fresh, but when I went to start putting on the burners around the top bend I felt my leg go.

“I have an amazing support network and to all my friends and family back home your thoughts and wishes are so appreciated. I am already doing everything within my power to jump into my rehabilitation with all my energy. I’m looking forward to spending five weeks back home in Sydney with my family before heading back to start my junior year at Stanford.”

Solomon’s father Michael said that his son was up and walking after being strapped and receiving physio…a positive sign that the injury may not be too serious.

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