Dai Greene withdraws from Sainsbury's Anniversary Games

Last Updated: 26/07/13 1:38pm

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Dai Greene: No London date for world champion

Dai Greene: No London date for world champion

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Dai Greene has been forced to withdraw from this weekend's Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at the Olympic Park in London due to a leg injury.

The world 400 metres hurdles champion also had to pull out of last Friday's Diamond League meeting in Monaco with an inflamed Achilles tendon.

Greene will now concentrate on preparing for the World Championships in Moscow although they are less than three weeks away.

A Tweet from his management company read: "World Champion @DaiGreene will not compete in London after failing to recover from a slight niggle in his leg. Main focus is now the Worlds!"

Greene has been plagued by fitness concerns this summer, with his start to the season delayed because of a double hernia operation in March.

The Welshman was also hampered by illness in finishing fifth at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting at the end of June, losing to a fellow Briton - Rhys Williams - for the first time in five years.

That performance followed defeat by unknown German Silvio Schirrmeister at the European Team Championships in Gateshead the weekend before.

He had looked to get getting back to his best as he ran and season's best to win the British Championships 11 days ago before this latest setback.

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