Discus thrower Natalia Semenova injured in freak accident at World Athletics Championships

Semenova was sitting on the bench in the infield when Zaneta Glanc of Poland spread her arms and imitated a throwing motion while holding the disc in her hand and hit Semenova on the nose.

updated: August 10, 2013 23:39 IST
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Moscow: Discus thrower Natalia Semenova of Ukraine failed to make the final at the world championships on Saturday after sustaining a concussion and a broken nose in a freak accident during qualifying.

Semenova was accidentally hit in the nose by Polish athlete Zaneta Glanc, who was miming a throwing motion with a discus in her hand.

The Ukrainian team said Semenova competed despite heavy nose bleeding. She made one throw of 55.79 meters but failed to reach Sunday's final. Glanc advanced.

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