Kluft: From Heptathlon to Long and Triple Jump

Heptathlon competitor Carolina Kluft will not be defending her Olympic title in Beijing. 

The 25-year-old Swede said she no longer has the necessary hunger to carry her through another competition. 

But Kluft will isn’t saying goodbye to sports, quite the contrary - she’s simply trying something new and will be competing in Beijing in the long jump and triple jump.

Kluft took home gold at the 2004 Olympics and has not been defeated at heptathlon events since 2001.

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