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Olympic bet injured

Olympic bet injured

MANILA, Philippines — Pole vault ace Natalie Uy hit a snag in her training program as she suffered a hand injury that forced her out of action for majority of August.

Uy, an Olympic aspirant who ruled the American Track League Meet No. 3 Saturday in Marietta, Georgia, cut her left hand after her pole broke mid-leap in the series’ succeeding tournament Thursday.

“Hand injury required seven stitches,” Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association president Philip Ella Juico told The STAR. “She’ll get back to training around end of August, which is (still) well within the program she and her coach Brad Walker agreed on.”