The Belgian athlete was lying on the sand of the long jump, in one of the most dramatic images that have been presented during the competitions in Tokyo
Belgian athlete Thomas Van der Plaetsen came to Tokyo 2020 with the aim of achieving a personal rematch after overcoming testicular cancer in 2014, but this was not possible as he suffered a spectacular fall in the decathlon.
After disputing the test of the 100 flat meters the Belgian athlete began to suffer muscular discomfort, which ended up having repercussions when he started the long jump.
Van der plaetsen He was heading for his first jump, but when he reached the last meters of the track, he suffered a leg injury that prevented him from jumping and his body was left on the sand.
Thomas He showed gestures of pain, for which he had to be assisted by the doctors, who moved him out of the pit so that the test could continue for the other competitors.
The Belgian athlete was removed from the stadium in a wheelchair, leaving one of the most dramatic images of the summer joust.