Varying fortunes for Green Tregaro and Bengtsson | 17.08.2012
After finishing a disappointing eighth in the Olympic final, Green Tregaro had initially decided to hang up her spikes for the rest of the season, but then she had a change of mind after receiving injections in a painful foot.
The biggest problem – and this affected her Olympic campaign – was not in her take-off foot but her right foot. A stiff foot leads to irritation in an ankle which in turn creates pain in a nerve in the right foot.
"When the nerve is trapped it is very painful," said Green Tregaro. "But I have had a cortisone injection and received treatment and hopefully the pressure on the nerve will be lifted and that means the pain will not be so great."
Green Tregaro will decide at the last minute whether to compete in DN Galan, but will take some warm-up jumps first in order to make her decision.
If she takes part Green Tregaro will come up against the new Olympic champion, Anna Chicherova and bronze medallist, Svetlana Shkolina, both from Russia as well as the former Olympic champion, Tia Hellebaut of Belgium.
There was a distressing moment yesterday for another Swedish star who also competes tonight, Angelica Bengtsson. At yesterday's press conference together with Olympic champion, Jennie Suhr of the US, Bengtsson suddenly felt faint and had to receive treatment from her manager, Daniel Wessfeldt.
"I felt dizzy suddenly, I think it was just a lack of water," said Bengtsson before reassuring the press that it would not jeopardise her appearance at tonight's post-Olympic festival of athletics at the 1912 Olympic stadium.
"I feel good," declared Begtsson. "I'm in good shape. I jumped on Tuesday and it went well. The bar was at 4.70m and although I smacked it hard it felt like a good jump nonetheless."