decathlon world champion Niklas Kaul must cancel the track and field season because of an elbow Operation. This is the "sportsman of the year" by 2019 announced on Thursday on Instagram. "Today, I must finish my season in 2020, before it has even started. After I had in may at the spear throw again problems, it has been found, that I have since 2017 an elbow injury that has prevented me from ever since, a continuous litter training,“ wrote the 22-year-old Mainz.
This posting Kaul, a Black-and-White photo where he hides his head in the arms. "The stability of the elbow to restore, I have opted for surgery. That's why I had surgery yesterday on my arm,“ he explained. The intervention was carried out in the Orthopaedic clinic in the Swabian town of Markgröningen. "I'm fine, the SURGERY went without any incidents and as of tomorrow it goes to the rehab and my #roadtotokyo2021," said Kaul.
He had not considered the participation of the German fighting-Championships end of August in Vaterstetten, after the Tokyo Olympic games and the European Championships in Paris this year take place due to the Corona pandemic.
At the world Cup in October, 2019 in Doha in Qatar, he had triumphed with a surprise 8691 points and become the youngest decathlon world champion in athletics history chosen. As well as the long jump champion Malaika Mihambo he was elected in December at the Gala "sportsman of the year" in Baden-Baden as the winner. Except Kaul only the Schwerin Torsten Voss was German champion in the "kings of the athletes".Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 03:19