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Olympic hammer throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk reveals ‘muscle injury’ after stopping car break-in

‘I’m thinking of MMA fighting because the culprit got THUMPED’: Three-time Olympic hammer throw champion Anita Wlodarczyk reveals she single-handedly took on car thief and handed them over to police… but will need surgery after confrontation

  • Anita Włodarczyk has suffered a ‘muscle injury’ after stopping a car break-in 
  • The three-time Olympic champion shared the news via a post on social media 
  • Włodarczyk revealed she apprehended a man trying to break into her car
  • Hammer throw legend says she will undergo ‘operation on Monday’ for injuries 

Three-time Olympic champion Anita Włodarczyk revealed she has suffered a ‘muscle injury’ after preventing somebody from breaking into her car.

The hammer throw legend took to social media to reveal that she will undergo surgery on Monday, before thanking Polish police authorities for their quick response to the incident.

The extent of Włodarczyk’s injury is unknown but she’ll be hoping that a recovery can be made in time for the world championships in Oregon in July.

Anita Włodarczyk shared news that she fought off somebody attempting to break into her car

The hammer throw champion posted pictures of the vehicle damage on social media (above)

The hammer throw champion posted pictures of the vehicle damage on social media (above)

In a Twitter post, Włodarczyk wrote: ‘A foreigner broke into my car. I took the thief alone and gave them to the police. Unfortunately, I paid for it with a muscle injury. 

‘Diagnosed injury. Operation on Monday. Thank you @PolskaPolicja for quick intervention. After the career, I think MMA fights because the culprit got thumped.’

The Polish athlete has won the last three Olympic women’s hammer titles, as well as world titles in 2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017. 

The 36-year-old (pictured above) has won the last three Olympic women's hammer throw titles

The 36-year-old (pictured above) has won the last three Olympic women’s hammer throw titles

The 36-year-old athlete boasts 15 out of the 16 top throws in the World Athletics’ all-time list – with her world record standing at 82.98 m (272 ft 2+3⁄4 in).

The impressive score is nearly nine feet past the second-best performer in history, DeAnna Price – proving Włodarczyk’s dominance in the sport.

Włodarczyk could make history next month if she returns for the world championships, as she could become the first woman to win five titles in one individual event.



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