August 30, 2017 / 10:05 PM / in 2 months

World champion Bosse ends season after assault

(Reuters) - World 800 meters champion Pierre-Ambroise Bosse suffered multiple facial fractures in a violent assault which has ended his season, he said on Wednesday.

Athletics - World Athletics Championships – Men's 800 metres final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 8, 2017 – Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France reacts REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The 25-year-old Frenchman, who won gold in London at this month’s World Championships, said on Twitter that he was attacked by three people on Saturday.

“I suffered unspeakable psychological damage,” Bosse said.

“For all these reasons, my season ends from today.”

Bosse, who finished fourth in last year’s Olympics, was a surprise gold medalist in London.

Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editing by Frank Pingue

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below