ROME: French long jumper Salim Sdiri suffered a three-centimeter (one-inch) wound to his side when he was hit by a javelin during the Golden Gala on Friday.
He was standing near the long jump area when he was hit by a javelin thrown by Tero Pitkamaki of Finland.
Sdiri suffered no internal damage, Italian athletics federation spokesman Marco Sicari said.
Sdiri never lost consciousness but does not remember the accident because he went into shock, Sicari said.
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