Former 400-meter hurdles champion Hejnova pulls out of Tokyo

Hejnova’s back and Achilles problems prevented her from competing this season and she won’t fully recover for the Tokyo Games, which open in eight days.

더 많은 스포츠 범위를 보려면 여기를 클릭하십시오. .

The 34-year-old Czech Republic athlete said shecould barely walk let alone to train properly” 최근 몇 주 동안.

I feel much better now but to represent your country at the Olympics, you need to be in top form,” Hejnova said.

Hejnova had planned to retire after the Tokyo Games, originally scheduled for 2020, but she still had hoped to compete despite the one-year postponement because of coronavirus pandemic.

She said Thursday she now plans to retire.

Hejnova won gold at the world championships in 2013 과 2015. She also took bronze at the 2012 London Olympics and finished fourth at the 2016 리우데자네이루 게임.

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