Back spasms gone, Suhr ready to compete at worlds
Thursday, August 25, 2011
DAEGU, South Korea (AP) -- Laying on her couch in pain just before the world championships, American pole vaulter Jenn Suhr figured for sure she was out of the competition.
Her back was mysteriously throbbing -- she couldn't even think about training -- and missing another worlds with another injury looked like a real possibility.
Then, just as quickly as the back spasms arrived, they disappeared. And just in time, too, as Suhr gets set to challenge Yelena Isinbayeva and the rest of the field starting Sunday.
Suhr says "I was panicking. I was like, 'I have to pull out. I can't do it.'"