On Tuesday, three-time wrestling world champion and Olympian Adeline Gray announced that she will not be competing in 2017 and will instead be recovering from surgeries.
Gray competed at the Rio Olympic Games even after she injured her shoulder last July in training. After the Olympics she won gold at the Bill Farrell Memorial International in November. Her success came with a cost, and that was a lingering shoulder injury that she was forced to get surgery on in January. She also got procedures done to fix her torn meniscus in her knee simultaneously.
Gray will have her eyes set on the 2018 world championships team. She has been a member of the U.S. Olympic Training Center resident program for the past eight years and has medaled at five straight world championships.
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“When I come back, I want to be prepared to step on the mat and be where I was competitively before my injury,” Gray said in a statement from USA Wrestling.