23 AUG 2003 General News Paris, France

Ceplak injured and out of 800m

Joland Ceplak in Ostrava Golden Spike (Ceska Sportovni)Joland Ceplak in Ostrava Golden Spike (Ceska Sportovni) © Copyright

Paris, FranceIn a training session Friday morning, European 800m champion Jolanda Ceplak re-injured her right Achilles tendon, forcing her to withdraw from this afternoon's 800m competition. 

The 26 year-old Slovenian, the World Indoor record holder in the event, may still contest the 1500m which begins on Wednesday night. Ceplak clocked a national record 4:02.44 over the distance in May, winning the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Ore.