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Swedish long jumper Carolina Kluft withdraws from Olympics because of hamstring injury

07/22/2012 12:21 EDT | Updated 09/21/2012 05:12 EDT
KOURTANE, Finland - Swedish long jumper Carolina Kluft says she won't compete at the London Olympics because of a hamstring injury.

The former Olympic and world heptathlon champion told Swedish tabloid Expressen she sees no point in going to London after the injury forced her to pull out of a competition in Finland.

She says "there will be no Olympics. I don't want to go there with these preparations."

It wasn't immediately clear which leg was affected.

It was the latest in a string of injuries that has plagued the 29-year-old Kluft in recent years. But she says she's not ready to quit just yet, and still plans to compete in events later this year.

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