Kupers 800 metres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS shoot by kuitblessure
Thijmen Kupers is Sunday evening had not started during the semi-finals of the 800 metres at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics. The Dutchman, who as the fastest went through to the semi-final battle, hit during the warm-up injured.
The 25-year-old Kupers, multiple Dutch champion, has suffered from a calf and achillespeesblessure.
Kupers reached Saturday afternoon the semi-finals of the 800 metres by the series in a convincing manner to win. The Dutchman ran a time of 1.45,53, and seemed therefore a medaillekandidaat in the 800 meters, but can medals at their home race at this distance, now forgotten.
“I felt while running, the calf a little stiff, but I thought that there may be to walk,” said Kupers. “It got worse, however, and in a tweehonderdje his lap, really.”
The 25-year-old Groninger was visibly moved after he had to log off. “I’ll have to sit down crying because I was so good in shape and had more of a chance than ever to be in the final. Those complaints also came from nothing, I have never had such kuitproblemen had.”
The final of the 800 metres will be Tuesday walked into the Olympic Stadium.
Meerkampster Fisherman provisionally fourth, Kupers fastest in series, the 800 metres