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Positive news for Aldama

June 2, 2012 13:20 pm

World indoor triple jump champion Yamile Aldama has received a boost after a scan revealed only minor damage to her shoulder.

Aldama landed awkwardly after completing a second-round jump of 14.65 metres in Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Rome, subsequently passing her remaining four attempts.

That was worrying news with the Olympics on the horizon, but a scan in London revealed the 39-year-old had stretched a tendon in her shoulder which will take just seven to 10 days to heal.

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