Great Britain’s track cyclist Vicky Williamson announced she would switch sports to bobsleigh. She returned to competitive racing in January after being out for three years due to injuries sustained during a crash in 2016.
In February, she and her partner Katy Marchant got 14th place in the team sprint event at the Track World Championships held in Poland. She told sports betting odds sites that she’s sad to be switching away from cycling. However, she’s happy about what she can accomplish in bobsleigh.
Her crash in Poland in 2016 changed her life. It subdued her ability to excel in cycling. Also, it limited her athletic capability to continue as one of the elites in the sport. In 2013, she won the bronze with her then partner Becky James in team sprint event of the Track World Championships.
Vicky Williamson and Her Injury
In January of 2016, Williamson fractured her back and neck, slipped a disc, and dislocated her pelvis after bumping into Elis Ligtlee at the Six Days of Rotterdam. She told offshore sportsbook news outlets that she was lucky not to be paralyzed from the incident.
However, she lost the feeling in her lower left leg before going into extensive rehabilitation. It took her three years of rehab to get back into competitive form. She returned to racing at the Track World Cup held in Hong Kong earlier this year.
A sports forum learned that Williamson was nervous and stiff during the warm-up of the sprint event in Hong Kong. It was her first time to represent Great Britain after her race crash. However, her team failed to reach the next round of the competition.
She thanked her partner Marchant, who was supportive. The latter told Williamson that she already won when she got back on the start line.