Sporting confirms Patrícia Mamona’s absence from the World Championships


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Patrícia Mamona, Olympic runner-up, European champion and national record holder in the triple jump, will miss the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, due to a prolonged injury, said Sporting’s technical director.

“She came conditioned from the European indoor track, could not recover and will no longer compete this season. In any case, there is a strong expectation that, at the beginning of next season, she will start regular preparation and we can count on her in the Olympic year “, detailed to the Lusa agency Paulo Reis, in Viana do Castelo, where the 85th edition of the national club championships took place over the weekend.

In March this year, Patrícia Mamona won the bronze medal in the triple jump competition at the European Indoor Track Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, after winning a gold in Torun2021 and silver in Belgrade2017, but has not competed since.

“It started as an injury to one knee, but it spread and ended up overloading the other. It’s a lot of years of wear and tear and the triple jump is a very demanding discipline in terms of joints. After trying everything in Portugal, she went to a very reputable doctor in Germany and it seems that things are going well,” he continued.

Installed in ninth place in the ‘ranking’ of his specialty, according to the latest update from World Athletics, Patrícia Mamona did not even open the outdoor season and missed the European Games in Krakow, Poland, and the National Clubs, being expected absence in the Portuguese Championships, which will take place next weekend in Braga.

Sporting’s 34-year-old triplist only focused on the indoor in 2023, with triumphs in the Club Nationals (14.41 meters) and the Portuguese Championships (14.25), both in Pombal, and a third place in the Madrid meeting (13.98), before going to the Europeans.

Faced with the absence of Benfica for the second consecutive edition, the ‘lionesses’ reinforced the record of women’s successes in the outdoor Nationals, obtaining the 53rd, and 13th in a row, even in the face of the absences forced by physical problems of internationals Patrícia Mamona, Evelise Veiga, in the long jump, or Marta Onofre, in the pole vault.

“Fortunately, Sporting has a team with several options and many young people practicing athletics. When we have one or another setback, there is always an alternative. We know we can’t always win, but the balance of this season at national and collective level is highly positive. We are very satisfied with what we have achieved so far and the work is not finished”, finished Paulo Reis, who saw the club falter again in the men’s sector against Benfica, holder of a new maximum of 13 titles in a row.

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