OLIVER OUT OF BEIJING
BEIJING (CHN): Hurdles world champion David Oliver cancelled his participation at the Beijing IAAF World Challenge meet . When pushing out from the starting blocks in Shanghai he felt something in his heel. This feeling prevented him to come up to his normal standard and afterward he also felt some soreness in the heel. In Beijing Oliver had an MRI done which showed no damage to any tendons, ligaments or muscle, but he still feels soreness in the area and for that reason it has been decided not to start in Beijing. David will go back to the USA to get treatment and plans to be on the track for the Eugene DL. “I feel very sorry because China is one of my absolute favorite places to race at and last year I had a really good performance here in Beijing. At the moment, the discomfort in the area is not where I would like it to be, the quick turnaround between races just wasn’t in my favor this time. I will come back here fully fit and race again next year”, says David per information of his management group.