World 400m Hurdles Champion Alison dos Santos will be missing the entire 2023 season, including the World Championships. According to TNT Sports Brazil, dos Santos suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during training and will require surgery.
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Alison dos Santos: A Champion in the Making
Alison dos Santos burst onto the scene in 2022, when he won the World 400m Hurdles Championship in a stunning performance that left the entire world in awe. He was only 21 years old at the time, and his victory marked the beginning of what promised to be a long and successful career in athletics. In the following months, dos Santos continued to dominate the 400m hurdles, setting new records and breaking his own personal bests with each competition.
The Road to the 2023 World Championships
As the 2023 season approached, dos Santos was at the peak of his physical and mental form. He was fully focused on defending his title at the World Championships and was confident that he would be able to break his own records. However, tragedy struck during a routine training session when dos Santos suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee. The injury was severe and required immediate surgery, putting an end to dos Santos’s 2023 season and his hopes of defending his World Championships title.