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Konstanze Klostralfen cancels the World Athletics Championships in Budapest

Konstanze Klostralfen cancels the World Athletics Championships in Budapest

DrGerman track and field players have to deal with the next known failure shortly before the start of the World Cup due to the cancellation of Konstanze Klostralfen. Repeated foot problems have stopped the European 5,000-meter champion on his way to the title competition in Budapest, which begins on Saturday. “Until the end we hoped that the World Cup would start with success. We wish her to start fit again for the Olympic season,” said head coach Annette Stein after the team’s next weakness.

The failure of Klostralfen, who missed the national championships last month, has reduced the German Athletics Association’s squad to 72 athletes. In the Hungarian capital, DLV had to plan without a number of high-profile athletes even before the 2019 World Cup third-place finish was scrapped.

Klosterhalten will not go

Malaika Mihambo, the Olympic champion in the long jump, who was a favorite to win the third world title in a row in Budapest, disappeared, as well as the two sprinters Alexandra Burghart and Lisa Mayer. Both belonged to last year’s season, which surprisingly won bronze at the World Championships and won the title at the European Championships.

Former world champions Johannes Vetter and 2016 Olympic champions Thomas Röhler will also not start in the javelin, as they did in 2022. Germany’s top pole vaulter Bo Kanda Letta Behr, who finished second at the European Championships, had to withdraw after a fall. At the Diamond League meeting in Monaco. This also applies to EM’s second hurdler over 3,000m, Leah Meyer. The Leverkusen woman has back problems.