Three-time Olympic hammer throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk caught a car thief and injured herself. The man tried to steal her car. “I single-handedly arrested the thief and handed him over to the police. Unfortunately, I paid for it with a muscle injury,” the 36-year-old wrote on Instagram, proudly posing in front of her white Volkswagen SUV. She will therefore have an operation on Monday. The exact nature of the injury was not clear from the post.
Wlodarczyk, who last year in Tokyo was the first athlete to win Olympic gold three times in a row in one discipline, is considering whether she will later switch from the hammer throw ring to another. “After my career, I think that I will fight like our champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in MMA or UFC because the perpetrator was injured,” wrote the Polish woman not meant to be too serious.
She wants to win her fifth world championship title at the World Championships in Oregon/USA from July 15th to 24th. It remains to be seen whether she will be fit again by then.