Czech athlete pulls out of the Olympics due to pregnancy

06-05-2008

Czech pole vaulter Pavla Hamackova-Rybova, the 2001 world indoor champion, has pulled out of the Beijing Olympics because she is pregnant. The Czech athlete won bronze at the world championships in 2005. She qualified for Beijing in February with a jump of 4.53m at a meet in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.