NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha of Kenya
hopes to return to action in July a year after he incurred a
quid muscle strain in the build-up to the London 2017 World
Eldoret, Rudisha said he is focused on regaining his fitness.
“It is great to be back home. I have to take training slowly and
build up from there,” he said on Thursday.
Rudisha, 28, a
double Olympic champion and world-record holder in the 800m
(1:40.91), has been receiving treatment from Netherlands and
only returned home two weeks ago.
However, he remains
adamant and will hit his peak form that saw him break three
world records in two seasons.
“Currently, I have a
minor injury related to what I had last year. It has bothered me
and limited my training,” he said.
Rudisha went abroad
and was treated by a Dutch doctor two weeks ago. He was
diagnosed with irritation around the sitting bone that causes
The Kenyan had
planned to return to action, since his withdrawal from London
World Championships in July 2017, with a run at the Diamond
League opener in Doha on May 4.
It was not to be.
His management got him a slot at the Shanghai Diamond League on
May 12, but he will not be on show. He will also miss Rome (May
31) and Stockholm (June 10).
However he remained
non-committal of his availability to compete at the Africa
Athletics Championships, which will be in Aug in Asaba, Nigeria.
The Confederation of
African Athletics (CAA) will use the event in Asaba to select
its team to the IAAF Inter-Continental Championships (World Cup)
which will be in Ostrava, Czech Republic in Septemer.
Only the top two
athletes from each discipline can secure ticket to Ostrava.