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Olympic dream over for Baala

Olympic dream over for Baala

By Reuters
Last update 05/07/2012 at 06:56 - Published on 05/07/2012 at 06:55
By Reuters - 05/07/2012 at 06:56

France's Olympic 1,500 metres bronze medallist Mehdi Baala has pulled out of the London Games because of a foot injury.

Baala picked up the injury in May and has not fully recovered in time to be competitive in London, the FFA said, quoting a statement the athlete sent to the French daily L'Alsace.

Baala, 33, finished fourth at the 2008 Beijing Games but was promoted to third after winner Rashid Ramzi was stripped of his title for doping.

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