Joe Truman was knocked out chilly and endured a suspected damaged collarbone after a horror 70km/h keirin smash that shocked the Commonwealth Game titles.

The 25-year-outdated crashed into Australian defending winner Matt Glaetzer and amid traveling debris was knocked unconscious, receiving oxygen from trackside medics.

Truman was taken to medical center in a wheelchair following the next-round horror with Glaetzer’s skinsuit ripped to shreds.

Six-time Olympic winner Sir Chris Hoy reported: “It reminds us how rough these guys are and how courageous you have to be.”

Glaetzer was one particular of the protagonists of the extraordinary Olympic keirin last in Tokyo when the area ended up caught napping by Jason Kenny, an England coach here, who took gold with a very long-assortment assault.

Two-time Commonwealth champion Glaetzer uncovered himself boxed on the penultimate lap and caught the back wheel of New Zealand’s Sam Webster, hitting the deck and bringing Truman down with him.

Truman only returned to the track very last calendar year right after a career-threatening again injury saved him out for two a long time. He was in this kind of agony at one stage that he could not set his socks on.

Joe Truman was travelling all over 70 km/h when he crashed

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The Portsmouth indigenous is a master in the dark arts of keirin racing, that has its origins in Japan, shelling out time racing skillfully in the land of the growing sun.

Truman’s previous housemate Jack Carlin, who went on to earn silver, was in the race and just forward of Webster when the crash took place.

Carlin mentioned: “There’s practically nothing even worse than looking at your mate crash.

“Joe is pretty powerful willed and a solid character. I do not know if I could have occur back from the factors he’s appear back from and dealt with.

“This is a different hiccup in the highway for him. He’s nevertheless two years absent (from Paris) and seeking definitely promising. He’ll be back again stronger no doubt.

“He’s these types of a talented rider and it is the consistency he’s been lacking, he was starting off to find it.

“Hopefully, it’s not as well critical and he’ll be again on the bike all over again in a subject of weeks.”

Joe Truman was taken absent in a wheelchair soon after the crash


Gold was gained by Trinidad and Tobago’s Nicholas Paul, the 200m time trial entire world document holder, who stole a march on the industry with a surge launched with a lap to go.

Carlin took 2nd position on the throw from Malaysia’s Shah Sahrom and Australia’s Matthew Richardson.

He stated: “I mucked up my equipment decision in the final.

“It’s tricky to get these huge gears heading by on your own nowadays, but hindsight is a charming detail. Nicholas was a deserving winner.”

The 25-calendar year-old is now the standard-bearer of British sprinting after Kenny’s retirement, but his hold out goes on for a gold medal at a major international.

He has gained eight silver and 3 bronze medals across Commonwealth, Olympic, globe and European Championships.

The Scot claimed: “It’s one more silver, I arrived right here for gold.

“I race due to the fact I appreciate racing in entrance of crowds, the medals are bonuses in quite a few respects. I’ve not acquired a gold still but I’m 25, there are still two a long time to Paris, and I nonetheless feel like I’m having more powerful.”

Jack Carlin received silves in the men’s keirin

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The property nations have now gained 10 track biking medals here and only 1 of them gold – courtesy of Scotland’s Neil Fachie.

New Zealand are cleansing up and have previously taken five, dominating men’s stamina events, and Australia three.

Meanwhile the purple patch in Welsh women’s sprinting ongoing with personal bronze for teen Emma Finucane.

The 19-calendar year-previous claimed a assertion victory in an epic three-race battle with England’s Sophie Capewell, 1 of the theory riders on the Good Britain Biking Staff and a world bronze medallist.

Finucane additional to the team dash bronze she received on opening working day together with Lowri Thomas and Rhian Edmunds.

She mentioned: “This suggests so considerably. I wasn’t anticipating it, I arrived in wanting to do the flying 200 in qualifying. I still left anything on the keep track of, and it paid out off.”

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