Madrid: Five-time triathlon world champion Javier Gomez Noya will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after breaking his arm during training.
The Spanish triathlon federation says Gomez Noya fell while riding his bicycle on Wednesday.
Federation general secretary Alicia Garcia says that “it is impossible for him to recover in time” after he undergoes an operation on Thursday. The 33-year-old Gomez Noya won the ITU world championship in 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He was the Olympic silver medallist in London in 2012 and placed fourth at the 2008 Beijing Games.
The men’s triathlon event will be held on August 18.