Ysaora Thibus withdraws after knee injury at Euro

Ysaora Thibus withdraws after knee injury at Euro

It’s a hard blow for foil fencer Ysaora Thibus who injured her knee at the Euro fencing competition on Wednesday. She is due to compete in the Olympics in less than two months.

French foil fencer Ysaora Thibus, great chance of a medal at the Olympics in less than six weeks, injured her knee on Wednesday for her return to competition at the European Fencing Championships in Basel, where she had to withdraw , indicated the management of the Blues.

The 32-year-old shooter was hit in the back of her left knee while falling back from her first group attack against Turkish Irem Karamete, won 5-3.

She was only able to play briefly in the following duel against the Greek Maria Stamos. After long treatments and bandages, she ended up giving up in tears, pushed by the director of the French teams Pierre Guichot telling her to stop the costs.

The Olympic team vice-champion had not shot since mid-January and the detection of ostarine, an anabolic agent, in her body during the World Cup stage in Paris.

Exonerated last month by the anti-doping tribunal of the International Federation (FIE) having recognized the contamination, she hoped to be able to compete in the Olympics at home, in pursuit of her first individual Olympic medal.

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