Reigning U.S. national champion Bradie Tennell has withdrawn from yet another competition this season – the final installment of this season’s International Skating Union (ISU) Challenger Series, the 2021 Golden Spin of Zagreb. This has been posted on the U.S. Figure Skating website.
Since placing ninth at the 2021 World Championships in late March and helping the U.S. win second place at the 2021 World Team Trophy a month later, the 23-year-old Tennell has begun the Olympic season with five withdrawals due to an injury – the upcoming competition being her sixth consecutive withdrawal.
Upon announcing that she will not participate at Skate America in October, Tennell took to Instagram to say that she is dealing with a foot injury.
The Golden Spin of Zagreb will take place from December 7 to 11. Tennell has been replaced by compatriot Gabriella Izzo.
Tennell is a two-time U.S. national champion (2018 and 2021) and won a bronze medal at the 2020 Four Continents Championships. She participated at the 2018 Winter Olympics where she finished ninth in the women’s event, also winning a bronze medal in the team event.
The 2022 U.S. Championships, which will help determine the figure skaters who will be sent to take part at the 2022 Winter Olympics, kicks off on January 3.