Three-time Olympian Elisabeth Seitz will not be participating in the upcoming World Championships due to a torn Achilles tendon she sustained during training. In an Instagram post, Seitz expressed her disappointment, stating that unexpected obstacles sometimes appear in life. She explained that the injury occurred during floor training when she ruptured the Achilles tendon in her right foot.
Seitz, who made her senior debut in 2010, has been a consistent presence on the German team. She had previously won a bronze medal on the uneven bars at the global event in 2018. Her absence will undoubtedly be a significant blow to her squad.
During last year’s World Championships in Liverpool, where Germany finished 12th, Seitz played a crucial role. She contributed the team’s two highest scores with a 14.400 on the bars and a 13.466 on vault. These performances were crucial as Germany aims to secure a team quota spot for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Despite this setback, Seitz remains determined to achieve her goal of a fourth Olympic appearance in 2024. She expressed her determination not to give up and sees this injury as a temporary setback. Seitz is determined to work harder during her recovery process and return to the mat stronger than ever.