Three-time Olympic hammer thrower Anita Vodarczyk has said she will undergo surgery after she was injured while arresting a thief who tried to break into her car.
Poland’s Vodarchic, who became the first woman to win a singles competition three times in a row in Tokyo last year, said the thief was a “foreign”.
“I caught the thief on my own and handed him over to the police. Unfortunately, I paid for it with a muscle injury and I will have to have surgery on Monday.” Thank you (Polish police) for their quick intervention After my career I think I will compete in mixed martial arts like our champion Johanna Lindszyk because the offender was injured.”
The 36-year-old is looking forward to recovering from the injury ahead of the world championships in Oregon next month, where she could win her fifth world title.
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