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Robin Pacek doubtful about European Games after injury at GP Budapest

15 Jun 2015 12:05

   IJF Media Team / International Judo Federation
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Swedish Champion Robin Pacek injured his right ankle at the first round at the Grand Prix of Budapest against Rinat Ibragimov (KAZ). After twenty seconds in the match the Swede forced his ankle when he was thrown and couldn’t continue. After visiting the hospital in Budapest he had to wear a cast the next day to protect the ankle for further investigation in Sweden.

With an impressive egg at his ankle the youngest Pacek was clear not to participate in Baku’s European Games and won’t take any risk. “An athlete knows immediately when he feels it’s not good, and it didn’t feel good.”

A pity for Pacek who booked some good international successes by the end of last year when he won bronze at the Grand Prix Qingdao and fifth place in Astana, the city where he will be back in time for the World Championships.

The 24-year old judoka from Stockholm was in Budapest with his brother who got fifth and missed the support of his 4-year younger brother who was in hospital. He lost his last two bouts and finished fifth. On Saturday Sweden booked two bronze medals by Hermansson and Bernholm U63 and Macias who finished fifth U73kg.

 

Note: Two weeks later Pacek did start in Baku with taped ankle

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