2019 is not a good start for zevenkampster Nafi Thiam. Our 24-year-old compatriot went on winter training in South Africa a kuitblessure, making them the indoorseizoen should miss. That reports Le Soir.
“It happened on 7 January,” says her trainer Roger Lespagnard to Le Soir. “Nafi came in the morning at me with pain to the calf. ” A scan showed that the crack went.
Thiam remained a week in the South African Stellenbosch, but returned Sunday 13 January, earlier than planned back to our country. They should have at least six weeks injury: a steep line through the account, because that means that the Olympic, European and world champion in the son of the indoorseizoen fog. By the injury, miss Thiam certainly the european CHAMPIONSHIPS indoor (1 – 3 march). She was in Glasgow titelverdedigster at the pentathlon.
“We don’t want to take the risk. The recovery will be gradual,” says Lespagnard, who does not exclude that Thiam also the meeting of Götzis (may 25 and 26) lacks. The world cup in Doha where they had a title to defend – start this year later than usual -on 27 september – and shouldn’t be an issue.