Poland’s Olympic Medal Hopeful Injured in Crash

May 23, 2012

Officials say that Poland’s best hope for an Olympic medal in judo has been injured in a motorcycle accident and may have to skip the London Games.

Polish Judo Association President Wieslaw Blach says that 24-year-old Tomasz Kowalski and 30-year-old teammate Tomasz Adamiec hit a car Sunday while riding on a motorcycle in northern Poland.

Kowalski, who won a silver medal at this year’s European Judo Championships, suffered serious injuries to his pelvis and lower leg. Blach says Kowalski’s chances of competing in London were slim because of the accident.

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