Paris 2024 Olympics: double fracture for French triathlete Dorian Coninx who “is not giving up on the Games”

A big setback for Dorian Coninx. The 2023 triathlon world champion, third in the Test Event organized in Paris on the course of the Olympic Games last summer, announced this Wednesday that he was suffering from a fracture of his right wrist, as well as a fracture of his right elbow.

Victim of a fall while cycling during the WTCS (World Triathlon Championship Series) in Yokohama, Japan last Saturday, the Frenchman has just undergone examinations which revealed this injury. “It’s a hard blow but I’m keeping my spirits up and I haven’t given up on my Olympic selection and my sporting ambitions for the Paris Olympic Games,” assures Dorian Coninx in a message sent by his entourage.

Preselected for the Olympics thanks to his results last season, the Frenchman was coming out of “ideal” preparation, according to him. “I have the support of the French Triathlon Federation and all the staff,” he assures. A race against time begins and I will do everything to win it. »

An operation planned for this Thursday

The Frenchman, bronze medalist in the mixed relay event in Tokyo in 2021, will have surgery this Thursday “in order to be able to resume training as soon as possible”, specifies those around him. During the first race of his season, Dorian Coninx got off to a good start by leaving the swimming section in third position, before falling on the cycling section.

“It was very close, there were a lot of us,” he said after the race. A guy went off course a little and hit my handlebars, which caused us to fall. I had a great time, I have burns everywhere, my elbows, wrists, knees hurt. We’ll see how it develops, but, a priori, it shouldn’t be too catastrophic. It still sucks. »

 

“I remain very optimistic about my ability to come back (…), I have already managed to come back quickly,” continued the triathlete this Wednesday. The men’s race of the Olympic Games will take place on July 30, with a start under the Alexandre III Bridge.

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