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World champion Bosse ends season after assault
August 30, 2017 / 10:08 PM / 22 days ago

World champion Bosse ends season after assault

FILE PHOTO -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

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

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 medallist in London.

Reporting by Ed Osmond; Editing by Frank Pingue

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