Struggling Steve Hooker pulls out of Perth Track Classic


Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker is fighting a serious confidence issue which is threatening the defence of his crown in London.


And the immediate future of another of Australia's star athletes, Jana Pittman, is again up in the air after she suffered a foot injury over the weekend.

The alarm bells have been sounding about Hooker's preparation for some time but they reached tipping point today when he pulled out of Saturday's Perth Track Classic.

His problems started last year when a chronic knee injury kept him sidelined for months and he went into the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, badly underdone.

Read the full article at the Herald Sun


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