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Carolina Klüft Will Surender Her Heptathlons Crown


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Yup, Carolina Klüft will not compete in Beijing's Heptathlons, as she now wants to concentrate on the long and triple jump. This is a pretty bad news for Sweden as she was all but a guaranteed gold medal. Apparently doing Heptathlons for Klüft just wasn't fun anymore and now she wants to concentrate on only two events.

http://www.iaaf.org/OLY08/news/kind=100/newsid=44091.html

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Yup, Carolina Klüft will not compete in Beijing's Heptathlons, as she now wants to concentrate on the long and triple jump. This is a pretty bad news for Sweden as she was all but a guaranteed gold medal. Apparently doing Heptathlons for Klüft just wasn't fun anymore and now she wants to concentrate on only two events.

http://www.iaaf.org/OLY08/news/kind=100/newsid=44091.html

She still can jump and triple jump with the best of them and will still have a decent shot at medaling in those events.

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She still can jump and triple jump with the best of them and will still have a decent shot at medaling in those events.

I know, but Sweden still lost a 99% possibility of getting a gold medal in the women's heptathlon. And thats a far cry from a "decent shot at medaling".

But anyway, I wish her the best of luck in her event.

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That's too bad. Kluft was Sweden's best hope for gold in the Olympics, almost assured. I was hoping she'll become an Olympic legend in that sport in the same way Jackie Joyner-Kersee is...and go one better--obliterate it in terms of heptathlete points. I too wish her well in the long and triple jumps.

Shame Kajsa Bergqvist is no longer high jumping having retired very early this year. She would've been a contender for gold.

So the door is now open to Kelly Sotherton and Tia Hellebaut...

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