Day withdraws from Commonwealth Games

Riley Day arriving home to Beaudesert after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Riley Day arriving home to Beaudesert after the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Beaudesert athlete Riley Day has withdrawn from the Australian Commonwealth Games Team days out from the Birmingham 2022 Games due to a pre-existing injury.

Athletics Australia announced on 25 July that Day was one of three members of Australia’s track and field team withdrawing from competition due to injury.

Runner Joseph Deng also stood down due to a pre-existing injury and hurdler Liz Clay was forced out of competition after fracturing her foot in Oregon.

In making the announcement Athletics Australia wished the athletes well.

“Sending our support to each of them and we can’t wait to see them back on the track,” they wrote.

Day, 22, trained her way up through Beaudesert Little Athletics and made her Commonwealth Games debut at the Gold Coast in 2018 where she finished 9th in the 200m.

She was set to compete in the 200m and 4x100m relay at the Birmingham 2022 Games.

Day also represented Australia at the Tokyo Olympics, winning the hearts of the nation as she made it to the semi-final of the women’s 200m and did Beaudesert proud.

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