Czech biathlon star Koukalová pulls out of Olympics

Two-time biathlon world champion Gabriela Koukalová will not take part in the Olympic Games in South Korea next month.

According to the Czech Biathlon Union, the 28-year old athlete won’t recover in time from a calf problem that has kept her out of World Cup events so far this season.

Koukalová, a double Olympic silver medallist from Sochi, said she had tried her best to return but unfortunately couldn’t train as she hoped.