#CBC: “Pole vaulter Alysha Newman remains positive despite season-ending knee injury” #Toronto #Montreal #Calgary #Ottawa #Canada

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Canadian pole vaulter Alysha Newman is looking forward to 2019 after shutting down for the season as a result of harm. 

The London, Ont., native advised CBC Sports on Tuesday that she could be shifting her focus to utterly recovering from {a partially} torn patellar tendon in her left knee.

Newman had hoped to compete at this weekend’s North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) observe and area championships in Toronto, however was not cleared by her physician. 

“I feel like this whole thing has happened for a reason, so I’ve been very positive. We did what we needed to do this year. I brought home a Commonwealth gold and that was our No. 1 goal,” Newman stated in a cellphone interview.

Walking away on a excessive notice

“Our goal was to get better and I got way better this year in competition. I think I’m not as upset because I’m walking away from this season with a really high note. I’m ending on a lower note, but at least I have something to take away with me for 2018. It gives me a lot more motivation than ever to really get back for 2019.”

The 24-year-old, who hasn’t competed because the harm pressured her out of a Diamond League occasion in May, has been rehabilitating her knee with physiotherapy for the previous 5 weeks.

Despite not being cleared for competitors, Newman says she has made lots of progress. Her physician advised her she was recovering shortly, because the preliminary six-millimetre tear in her center tendon has been diminished to simply over one millimetre. 

“We’re going to make sure that I’m healthy and that I can go into Oct. 1 — when my base training starts — with no pain with anything. That’s a really big goal for us next year because I’ve had pain in my knee for about a year and half now, so it’ll be really interesting to see what I can do when I’m 100 per cent.”

Focusing on well being

Newman ended final season by matching her 4.75-metre Canadian out of doors document on the Diamond League ultimate in Brussels, which set her up for a robust begin to 2018. She went on to assert gold on the Commonwealth Games in April, leaping 4.75 metres once more to interrupt the Games’ document. 

With her aggressive season over, Newman shall be taking time to set herself up for a profitable, injury-free run subsequent yr. 

“The main point is to just be healthy. I’m still training until about Labour Day just to stay in shape and finish rehab. After Labour Day, I’m going to take a good six to eight weeks off completely from any athletics and just do my hobbies that I love to do off the track.”

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