Drama about Darja Klischina, one of the great figures in Russian athletics. The long jumper actually wanted to compete for medals in Tokyo, jumping over 7 meters this season. But already in the qualification is the end of the line for the 2017 vice world champion and two-time indoor European champion.
The Russian only delivers two results. At the last, she breaks off after a few steps, her face contorted with pain. Without a valid jump, it takes last place.
Klischina hobbles back to the bench, goes on her knees with the grip on her back thigh and is immediately looked after by doctors. Bitter: Instead of jumping for the medals, the 30-year-old is brought out of the stadium in a wheelchair.
With crutches back to the Olympic village
In the medical center, the thigh is thickly bandaged, as the Russian portal “Sports” reports. After giving a doping sample, Klischina goes back to the Olympic Village disappointed and on crutches. (sme)