Margaux Isaksen on pentathlon's changes, balancing training, more
So I came back and I competed at World Cup Final, which was the first Olympic qualifier, and my coach wanted me to go. I actually still had a broken wrist -- my arm was in a cast for the competition. It was probably one of the most painful things I've ever done. I'm glad I've done it because I don't think I'll ever feel that level of pain ever again. I convinced my doctor to saw open my hard cast, so I could take it off for the competition. I fenced with the cast, but then I had to take it off for the swim, which was excruciating. I also couldn't wear it for the shoot because I'm left-handed and had to shoot with my left hand, and you're not allowed to have anything on your wrist. Then I came back and they put a hard cast back on my hand for another three weeks. I was like, really? I just competed with a broken wrist. Can you please just give me a splint or something?