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Hurler gets hit and wins the race

Hurler gets hit and wins the race

WElfred Happio finally cried out – with joy and relief. But why the barrier ran for victory on Saturday at the French Athletics Championships in Caen with a thick patch in his left eye and pulled a headband, the 23-year-old didn’t want to talk about it then.

“I don’t want to talk more about the attack, but the race was more complicated than usual because I only had one eye,” said Happio. 20 minutes before the pistol went off, Happio was hit in the warm-up area.

‘It was just aggression’

Happio coach Olivier Vallis said: “Someone jumped on him and hit him. A man came out of nowhere and asked him if it was Wilfrid Happio and then he jumped on him. I managed to curb him” and: “We were shocked. The guy was caught and Wilfred is fine. Pure aggression, which is scandalous. These are the methods of the savage.”

Police are investigating in the background, and it appears that the attacker was the brother of one of Happio’s training partners.

Although Happio initially did not want to run the weekend after the attack, he stormed the French Championship over 400m hurdles in a personal best time of 48.57 seconds – and qualified for the next World Championships in Eugene/USA (July 15 to July 15). 24).

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