Pole vault champion Sam Kendricks to miss World Athletics Championships

Published:Mar 9, 202409:50
Pole vault champion Sam Kendricks to miss World Athletics Championships

American double world champion Sam Kendricks is not going to defend his pole vault title in Eugene, Oregon, later this month after his restoration from surgical procedure took longer than anticipated, his agent stated on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old has not competed since April and had knee surgical procedure on Might 2.

"Though we hoped he can be at 100% for the World Championships, it has been a slower therapeutic course of than we anticipated," Kendricks' agent, Paul Doyle, instructed Reuters through e-mail.

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"Sam felt his time can be higher spent rehabbing to get (prepared) for meets publish world championships."

The information marks the most recent disappointment for the Rio Olympic bronze medallist, who missed out on competing on the Tokyo Video games after testing optimistic for COVID-19.

He produced a vault of 5.97 metres to win in 2019 and picked up gold in 2017 with a leap of 5.95 metres.

Additionally on Wednesday, 2017 javelin world champion Johannes Vetter of Germany stated he would additionally miss the world championships, set to run from July 15.

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