Reigning Olympic 110 meters hurdles champion Hansle Parchment failed to participate in the final of his pet event in the World Championship held in Eugene, Oregon.
Parchment said he is now focused on recovery in a post to his official Twitter account.
Parchment suffered a mishap in the injury of his leg while warming up for his run just minutes before the final and limped off the track, grimacing in pain.
“Hello, friends. I had an incident just before the start of the 110mh final. I’m sorry I was unable to represent my country and challenge for the gold, but it was out of my hands. I appreciate the love and support from you all while I’m focused on recovery to come back stronger.”
The statement elicited thousands of positive feedback as fans empathized with the athletic star, wishing him a speedy recovery.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness also paid tribute to Parchment.
“Thank you for representing us at this year’s World Championships. We will continue to support you as you recover and prepare for a stronger return,” Holness tweeted.
The Jamaican was the second-fastest time in the semi-finals (13.02 seconds) and was set for a rematch with Olympic Games bronze medalist and world champion Grant Holloway.
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