Christine Jennings, Running Fast To Recovery

Christine Jennings, Running Fast To Recovery

Only 12 days after freakishly fracturing her tibia plateau and fibula in her leg in the final sprint of the Queen of the Sea pro race in Rio de Janeiro, Christine Jennings was back in the water. Told that she couldn’t get in the water for three weeks, Christine is quickly willing herself back to an accelerated rehabilitation from her broken leg and ligament sprain.

Her Olympic marathon swimming dreams were not dashed on the sands of Copacabana Beach. No way, no how, not now.

The story hasn’t ended yet,” explained Christine to ESPN’s Bonnie Ford from her training base at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. “It all depends on who’s writing it. I’m going to make [rehab] my job as best I can.”

Open Water Source captured the accident here on video.

Note: Photo above is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida against world champion Melissa Gorman of Australia.

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