would Normally Nafi Thiam only about a week to return from her winter training in South Africa, but yesterday was the zevenkampster already in the country. The olympic, world and European champion had during a global warming on January 7, namely to the linkerkuit injured. An MRI showed that the porte de Namur, a tear had occurred. She received the necessary care in Stellenbosch but can in Belgium be better to convalesce.
Thiam may six weeks of training and must confine themselves to exercises of the upper body. That means that they only in march could resume and that they immediately a line can be drawn about its indoorseizoen. Thiam would be the beginning of march its European indoortitel in Glasgow to defend. Also the meeting of Götzis in may, according to her trainer Roger Lespagnard may be compromised. He wants, in any case, not to take the risk with his athlete.
One lucky Thiam: this year is the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics, very late in the season, until the end of the september in Qatar. Also, the student of geography a world title to defend. It is the first time since the BK in 2016 (elbow) that Thiam with a serious injury troubles. So that the hair does not prevent to Play win the title. Wait and see whether they fit in time and in form hits.