BREAKING: Sunette Viljoen pulls out of world champs due to injury

28 July 2017 - 15:53 By David Isaacson
Sunette Viljoen (RSA) in the Javelin Throw Women during the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, Lausanne on July 06, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Sunette Viljoen (RSA) in the Javelin Throw Women during the 2017 IAAF Diamond League, Lausanne on July 06, 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Image: Robert Hradil/Gallo Images

Olympic silver medallist Sunette Viljoen has pulled out of the world championships in London because of a back injury.

The veteran javelin-thrower tweeted on Friday afternoon that she had to pull out of the showpiece which kicks off on Friday next week.

Her manager‚ Munya Maraire‚ said it was an old injury that was playing up.

Her manager‚ Munya Maraire‚ said it was an old injury that was playing up.

"Today in training she was just in too much pain and coach [Terseus Liebenberg] said 'no‚ we're pulling out'."

Maraire said the focus was on getting her healthy‚ but was unable to say yet how long she would be out for.

 - TimesLIVE

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