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Lukyanenko to miss '09 Worlds [and all of 2010]

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:13 am
by rainbowgirl28

Olympic silver medallist Lukyanenko to miss World Champs

By Symone Goss, World-Track
MOSCOW — Evgeny Lukyanenko, the Beijing Olympic Games pole vault silver medallist will skip next month’s IAAF World Championships in Berlin, reports suggested.

The Russian who finished behind Australia’s Steven Hooker in the event last summer has reportedly become ill and was instructed by his doctor to do surgery as soon as possible.

"I was feeling fine just a few months ago but then I started having pain in my joints," local media quoted Lukyanenko as saying on Thursday.

"Then (doctors) told me I have problems with my lymph nodes and I’ll need surgery soon so I won’t compete this year at all."

The 24-year-old world indoor champion from Valencia 2008 had already cleared 5.60m this season.

He owns a personal best of 6.01m.

Meanwhile, the world championships, which will feature some the world’s most talented athletes from their respective nations, run from Aug. 15-23.

Re: Lukyanenko to miss Worlds

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:05 am
by joebro391
:( that sucks, he woulda been great competition at the Worlds

Re: Lukyanenko to miss Worlds

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:39 pm
by rainbowgirl28
Track & Field News is reporting that Lukyanenko may not make it back this year, as his recuperation from mononucleosis has been slow.

Sounds to me like he's had more going on than just mono :confused: I hope he recovers and makes his way back to the sport.

Re: Lukyanenko to miss Worlds

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:01 pm
by Barto
There were a number of high profile Russian athletes who developed very serious illnesses in 2009. I wonder if there was some bad !@#$% in circulation?

Re: Lukyanenko to miss Worlds

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:14 pm
by rainbowgirl28