French hurdler attacked before winning title

At the French Athletics Championships in Caen, hurdler Wilfried Happio was attacked by a stranger shortly before his race and injured his face.

As the sports newspaper “L’Equipe” reported, the 23-year-old was attacked by an unknown person on Saturday while warming up for the final over 400 meters hurdles.

Shortly thereafter, Happio ran to victory with a patch on his left eye and a headband pulled over it. He even broke the norm for the World Championships from July 15th to 24th in Eugene/USA.

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