Olympic gold medalist injured
RIGA, N.Y. (AP) — Olympic pole vault champion Jenn Suhr has injured her hand, torso and neck after her pole snapped during a practice session at her western New York training facility.
The 32-year-old Suhr was working out Wednesday at her home when her pole shattered halfway into her ascent while attempting to clear 15 feet. She slammed into the protective padding and injured her left wrist and hand, ribs, neck and left shoulder. X-rays revealed no broken bones.
She’s expected to miss competitions later this month in London and Switzerland, and Morocco in early September.