L'olimpionico belga Thomas van der Plaetsen subisce una grave caduta nel decathlon, parte in sedia a rotelle

Van der Plaetsen, 30, abortito il suo primo tentativo sulla pista dopo che sembrava essersi infortunato al tendine del ginocchio durante il secondo evento del decathlon, Euro Sport segnalato. Ha tentato di andarsene, but on his second attempt he appeared to exhibit the injury.

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Il 2016 European champion ran down the runway but launched himself right into the sand after likely taking a bad step on the injured leg.

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Van der Plaetsen stayed on the ground as he was seen by medical personnel and was eventually carted off in a wheelchair.

Thomas Van Der Plaetsen, of Belgium is taken from the field following a fall in the long jump of the decathlon at the 2020 Olimpiadi estive, mercoledì, Ago. 4, 2021, a Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Thomas Van Der Plaetsen, of Belgium is taken from the field following a fall in the long jump of the decathlon at the 2020 Olimpiadi estive, mercoledì, Ago. 4, 2021, a Tokyo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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