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.