Laurel Hubbard says the injury she sustained while competing in the 91kg-plus weightlifting event at the Commonwealth Games may be career ending.
She said if that was the case, she would bow out of the sport knowing she tried her best to achieve greatness on the weightlifting platform.
The New Zealand athlete, 40, said this week she likely would not compete again after the horror injury suffered when she was trying for a Commonwealth record 132kg in the snatch on Monday.
“My arm is busted,” Hubbard said. “It looks like it’s probably going to be a career-ending injury, which is a real shame, but I'm glad I’ve gone out trying to achieve my best on the platform.”
The injury came when the bar fell awkwardly behind her and she reeled in pain clutching her left elbow. It was later confirmed she had ruptured a ligament in her arm.
Hubbard was a silver medallist at last year’s world championships in the United States and was a favourite a Games gold medal.Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Laurel Hubbard Weightlifting