USA's Emma Coburn competes in the women's 3000m steeplechase during the World Athletics Championships. GETTY IMAGES

Olympic medalist Emma Coburn said in an Instagram post Thursday, that her dream of competing in the Paris 2024 Olympics is over; after breaking her ankle in Shanghai last month. 

The track and field star who brought home bronze from the 2016 Rio Olympics, stumbled after landing heavily in the water jump during the 3,000-meter steeplechase event at the Diamond League meet. Initially thinking it was a sprain, Coburn revealed that her injury was much more severe, including torn ligaments, damaged cartilage, and a fracture in her medial malleolus. Coburn has since then undergone surgery, which included cleaning the cartilage and getting a screw fitted in the joint.

“That means I’m out for the Olympic Trials.” Coburn wrote. 

“There has been a *lot* of heartbreak in the last couple years for me, but damn, I love this sport and nothing heals a broken heart like working hard and getting back.”

Aside from her Olympic bronze, the 33-year-old has two world championship medals – a gold from 2017 and silver from 2019. She was hoping to compete in her fourth Olympics in Paris later this year.