“I’m not 100% sure yet” at the Worlds, admits Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles Karsten Warholm

Victim of amini tearAt a hamstring on June 5 in Rabat, the Norwegian is in the dark before Eugene.

The Norwegian Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles Karsten Warholm, injured on June 5 in Rabat, is “not 100% sure yetTo be at the start of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene (Oregon) in a week, he said on Friday. “It takes time to heal from such an injury. It really wasn’t the right time to get hurt. I feel better day by day, I’m starting to feel fit, I have hope. But I’m not 100% sure to run yet.“, he explained during a press briefing by videoconference.

Olympic champion last summer in Tokyo after an anthology race in which he crushed the world record (45 sec 94), Warholm (26) was stopped in his first race of the season in Morocco by amini tearto a hamstring. Since then, he has been engaged in a healing process before his series of Worlds, scheduled for July 16.

It’s probably my biggest challenge because I’ve never been in this situation

Karsten Warholm

After his injury,my sponsor Puma referred me to Dr. Müller-Wohlfahrt in Munich. First for a precise diagnosis then for care, work with a physiotherapist, exercises in the swimming pool“, he said. “But I had worked a lot since Tokyo, and things don’t fly away in five weeks.. My goal will be to do the best I can. If I’m here, it won’t be just to participate (…) It’s probably my biggest challenge because I’ve never been in this situation. Nobody knows what I’m capable of, myself included. It will be a surpriseadded the reigning double world champion.

After the Worlds (July 15-24), where he will face fierce competition from the American Rai Benjamin and the Brazilian Alison dos Santos, Warholm hopes to shine at the Munich Euro (August 15-21).

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