Isobel Pooley: British high jumper on rehab, women in sport and proving #thisgirlcan

Isobel Pooley

British high jumper Isobel Pooley was deprived of her chance to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by injury.

BBC Sport caught up with the 24-year-old former British record holder to find out about the recovery process – and talk about why #thisgirlcan on International Women’s Day.

Rehab and remaining patient

It’s March now and I’m still rehabbing! However, I’m far from down in the dumps about it – which is probably not surprising if you’ve read my columns before. Admittedly my return is taking longer than anticipated but, as long as I’m making progress of some kind, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.