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Sun, Sep 2nd 2007, 13:33

Defending world champion Bryan Clay withdraws from decathlon

OSAKA, Japan — Bryan Clay applied ice to his injured quadriceps muscle, got a quick massage and even turned to acupuncture.
Nothing helped ease the pain. So the reigning decathlon champion withdrew from the competition at the world track and field championships. He tweaked his right leg while competing in the high jump, the fourth of five events Friday evening.

“It was just too painful,” said Clay, who had 3,558 points. “It was going so well, too.” Click here. to continue reading to continue reading