UEG President offers Swiss chocolate and words of support to injured Isabelle Songhurst

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UEG President offers Swiss chocolate and words of support to injured Isabelle Songhurst

April 13, 2018

On Tuesday, during the British team’s podium training session, 2014 junior European and World Champion Isabelle -Izzy for friends- Songhurst landed badly and suffered a painful injury. She was taken to a Baku hospital where she underwent surgery for an open luxation of the ankle joint. An MRI was planned in Baku for today and she will need to have another one back in Great Britain next week which will show if further damage to the ligaments has been done.

This morning UEG President Farid Gayibov and General Director Lisa Worthmann visited the unlucky champion to cheer her up and to present her with delicious Swiss chocolate. Mr. Gayibov said: “I wanted to see personally how she Isabelle is doing. I assured her that the UEG and the LOC will do everything to support her.”

Isabelle, who expects a second surgery in a few weeks back home in Great Britain, was pleased with the UEG visit. She is hoping to be able to return home to Great Britain within the next days. With the MRI results still missing, it is hard to make predictions, but Isabelle is hoping to be able to compete again at the World Championships in November.

From all of us at UEG, we wish Isabelle a speedy recovery and the best of luck at future competitions!