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Olympic Champion Mashu Baker injured
19 Feb 2019 10:05
Japan's Olympic gold medalist Mashu Baker will skip this week's Dusseldorf Grand Slam due to a right hamstring injury. 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic champion Baker, will miss the qualifier for the world championships in Tokyo held in August.
Baker strained a muscle in his right hamstring during training at the end of January and will likely need three weeks of rest according to the diagnosis received Monday.
Baker reached the final last year in Düsseldorf but got defeated by Mikhail Igolnikov and took silver. In 2016 Baker won for the last time and IJF Tour event, the Masters in Guadalajara, followed a few months later by the Olympic title. Düsseldorf 2018 was his last medal in the World Tour.
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