Kluft cancels indoor season

Thu, 16 Feb 21:13:00 2012

Swedish long jumper Carolina Kluft will not take part in the European indoor season after an operation on her shin and will instead concentrate on preparing for the London Olympics.

Carolina Kluft of Sweden competes in the women's long jump qualification event in the European Athletics Championships at the Olympic stadium - 0

"I want to be able to perform the long jump at a world-class level, but with the pain I feel at the moment that is impossible," Kluft said in a statement.

"My focus is now on training in the spring and competing in the summer, with the London Olympics being the big goal."

Kluft, 29, switched to the long jump after a glittering career in the heptathlon where she won Olympic and world gold.

Reuters

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