Nafissatou Thiam to skip World Indoor Championships to focus on European outdoor event in Berlin

Belgium's 2017 World Athlete of the Year Nafissatou Thiam said on Tuesday she would give the world indoor championships a miss to focus on the European outdoor championships.

AFP February 21, 2018 09:30:46 IST
Nafissatou Thiam to skip World Indoor Championships to focus on European outdoor event in Berlin

Brussels: Belgium's 2017 World Athlete of the Year Nafissatou Thiam said on Tuesday she would give the World Indoor Championships a miss to focus on the European Outdoor Championships.

Nafissatou Thiam to skip World Indoor Championships to focus on European outdoor event in Berlin

Nafissatou Thiam at the World Athletics Championships in 2017. Reuters

Thiam, the world and Olympic heptathlon champion, said on Facebook she had "a good feeling" from two indoor meetings she had competed in this year, including a 1.90m high jump clearance in Eaubonne in France this month.

"It was good to break up the routine of winter training," the 23-year-old added.

"Nevertheless, no world indoor championships for me this year. I remain fully focused on my number 1 objective this year, the European championships this summer."

The World Indoor Championships take place in the English city of Birmingham on 1-4 March, while Berlin hosts the European Outdoor Championships on 7-12 August.

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