News : Diamond League: Ugly fall for El Bakkali, who retired on a stretcher in Paris
He was the great favorite to win at the Diamond League meeting in Paris. Suffer The new Olympic champion Bakkali suffered a fall at the first hurdle of the 3,000 hurdles and was forced to retire. We have hardly had time to see it, since it was just starting. The camera has focused directly on the gestures of pain of the Moroccan, who has been writhing on the track of the Charlety stadium in the French capital.
The leg stays
In the repetitions that we have been able to see later and as @gabyandersen has shown on Twitter it is seen how, indeed, El Bakkali stumbles in a very ugly way with the fence, He cannot lift his right leg in time (he enters with his left foot first) and falls with a crash. We will see how serious the injury can be for an athlete who was a clear candidate for the diamond in the Zurich final of the Diamond League.
The Kenyan Kigen has imposed himself on those 3,000 obstacles (8:07:12) and has led the resounding success of the African country’s navy. Second was Kibiwot (8:09:35) and third, Bett (8:10:21).
Video of El Bakkali’s injury. pic.twitter.com/HwurScGEpD
– Óscar Fdez. (@Gabyandersengz) August 28, 2021