The Arnold Festival Website has updated two more athletes who have withdrawn from the 2010 Arnold:
Jessica Putnam (withdrawn)
Kristal Richardson (withdrawn – injury)
SiouxCountry reported that Jessica Putnam (pictured left) posted this comment concerning her withdrawal: ”Thank you to all my family, friends, & supporters. I appreciate the emails, posts, & texts….I’ve withdrawn from The Arnold for personal reasons. Thank you.”
I am not sure what the injury to Kristal Richardson (pictured above) is that’s keeping her from competing. She did have hernia surgery a few months ago, but the last news on that was everything went really well. We will miss both girls at the competition and keep them in our thoughts as they sort through their hurdles.