Nick Symmonds withdraws from 2016 Olympic Trials with injuries

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Nick Symmonds, the 2013 World Outdoor silver medalist at 800 meters, will be unable to participate in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. The 800 meter specialist made the semi-finals in Beijing in 2008, and placed fifth in the World record producing final in London 2012. In 2009, at the World Champs in Berlin, Nick took sixth and in Daegu, Nick Symmonds was fifth in the final. Nick Symmonds cited a high ankel injury, which means, in laymen terms, a torn ligament and a stress fracture. Coach Danny Mackey said it was very hard to watch Nick Symmonds try and run this morning, to test the ankle. This was the announcement, done at the Brooks House in Eugene, Oregon on June 30, 2016.

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