Cases polsstokhoogspringer Vloon in wheelchair on track

Cases polsstokhoogspringer Vloon in wheelchair on track

The debut of polsstokhoogspringer Menno Vloon on the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics is in a drama too. The Dutch record holder hurt himself Sunday in the qualifiers with his first leap and left in a wheelchair into the stadium in London.

The 23-year-old Vloon landed wrong on the mat and came back hard in contact with the support. “I’m happy again, but farther than five feet I can’t walk,” he said an hour and a half after its fall to the camera of NUsport.

It went wrong for Vloon in his first jump for 5,45. That height had he normally easily able to conquer, because earlier this year he improved the Dutch record up to 5.85. The Dutch record stood since 2004 in the name of former world champion Rens Blom with 5,81.

That it went wrong, called the North-Hollander “bad luck”. “I was good with my sales, but they are not good at and so cut my jump off. Then landed I between the mat and the pole and there was a hard bulge. Bad luck that I precisely fell.”


Vloon lag after a fall minute on the mat: “There goes my world cup’

Little wound

Immediately after his fall, realized Vloon that his world cup was over. “I’ve got a minute on the mat is located and thought: shit, there goes my world cup. Advance I felt so good, but then it ends. At my first world CHAMPIONSHIPS, I don’t have a jump.”

Any positive point for Vloon is that he is on the eye, no serious damage has left him to his fall. “It is only fair and there is a small wound. I expect that the next few days quite stiff, but it does follow.”

What a tragedy for Menno Vloon! He gets injured in his first attempt and leave in a wheelchair to the job….


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10:31 – 06 August 2017

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