Van Zyl pulls out of Oslo

2012-06-07 00:00

CAPE TOWN — SA 400 metre record holder and 2011 World Championships bronze medallist L. J. van Zyl pulled out of the Oslo Diamond League today due to a lingering knee irritation.

Van Zyl’s coach, Hennie Kotze, has restructured his competition planning and training programme to ensure rest for a few days. He will resume training on June 11, in conjunction with the Sasco medical team, as a precautionary measure.

If everything goes according to plan, Van Zyl will attempt to defend his title at the African Championships in Benin taking place from June 27 to July 1.

“We are confident that all measures are in place for a successful build-up to the London Games,” said Van Zyl.

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