Natalia Semenova injured in freak discus accident

Updated: August 10, 2013, 9:09 AM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- Discus thrower Natalia Semenova of Ukraine was injured in qualifying Saturday at the world championships in a freak accident.

Semenova was sitting on the bench in the infield when Zaneta Glanc of Poland spread her arms and imitated a throwing motion while holding the disc in her hand and hit Semenova on the nose.

Semenova's coach said the athlete's nose may have been broken but there was no immediate word from the Ukrainian team on the severity of the injury.

She made one throw of 183 feet but failed to reach Sunday's final.


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