Athletes at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in London, felled by food poisoning
Athletes in a hotel in London are affected by food poisoning. The hotel is one of the shelters that by association of athletics IAAF is hired to WK-participants in the housing.
Among the victims is under others medaillekandidaat in the 400 metres, Isaac Makwala from Botswana. He had Monday to opt out of the series of the 200 metres because he was felled by stomach problems.
According to the organizers of the world CHAMPIONSHIPS has a number of teams of illnesses reported. Teamartsen have instructions been given.
It is unclear yet whether Makwala Tuesday night allowed to run in the finals of the 400 metres. Normally, should an athlete not to start as he has withdrawn from a different number, but because he is the series in the 200 m missed out on medical advice he would if fit can start.
“Let’s hope that they let me allow the final tomorrow,” wrote Makwala Monday on Facebook.
The Irishman Thomas Barr is also affected and had the semi-final 400 meter hurdles to pass.
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