2-time United States Champion Bradie Tennell Withdraws From Nationals
Bradie Tennell of the USA carries out throughout the Ladies Short Program at the Figure Skating World Championships in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 24,2021 (Martin Meissner/AP Photo)
NASHVILLE, Tennessee– Two-time U.S. champ Bradie Tennell, a preferred to make the Olympic group, has actually withdrawn from next week’s nationals.
Tennell, who has actually missed out on the season’s primary competitors on the roadway to the Beijing Games, has actually been handling an ideal foot injury. She still might make the American team for February’s Olympics by petitioning for an area.
But with a number of other leading skaters completing in Nashville, that appears a long shot.
Tennell, 23 and a member of the 2018 Olympic group, stated on social networks: “I made the hardest choice of my life to withdraw from nationals due to my continuous foot injury. I do not truly understand how to take into words what I’m feeling today. I usually attempt to keep things light, however this harms. I do not like to quit when things get hard, however time has actually not been my good friend this year and now it’s gone out.”
Her withdrawal most likely leaves two-time nationwide champ Alysa Liu– who was beaten by Tennell in 2021 for the U.S. title–2018 Olympian Karen Chen, Mariah Bell, and Amber Glenn as the leading competitors for the group. The championship games start Thursday for the ladies.
The last American lady not to safeguard her title was Sasha Cohen in 2007.