26 August 2009

Olympic Champion Alina Dumitru in hospital

Olympic Champion Alina Dumitru of Romania was eliminated in the semifinal bout against Japan’s Tomoko Fukumi, then taken to hospital.

Event doctor at the Judo World Championship, Martin Loonen of the Netherlands, said she had suffered ligament damage.

“It looks like she has injured her ligaments in her left ankle. I do not think anything is broken, it is probably a contusion or a ligament disruption, but the exact diagnosis will be made in the hospital,” he said.