Veselý withdraws from javelin after one, winning throw in New York due to groin injury

Javelin thrower Vítězslav Veselý says he only made one throw, which was sufficient to ensure him first place at a Diamond League meeting in New York on Saturday, because of a groin injury. The Czech athlete said he had withdrawn after a throw of 83.62 metres with a view to the next meeting in Lausanne in three weeks’ time. Veselý’s latest success means he remains first overall in the javelin in this season’s Diamond League series, which he won in 2012 and 2013.

Author: Ian Willoughby