South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala severely injured in saw attack

South African triathlete Mhlengi Gwala severely injured in saw attack
 

Assailants in South Africa attacked one of the country’s top triathletes as he was cycling to a training session and cut into his legs with a blunt saw, causing severe injuries.
Mhlengi Gwala, 27, was undergoing surgery after the attack which occurred before dawn on Tuesday in Durban, said Dennis Jackson, director of the elite athlete program for KwaZulu-Natal province.
Several attackers pulled Gwala off his bike as he cycled up a steep hill and sawed into his right calf, damaging muscle, nerves and bone, according to Jackson, who spoke by phone to the triathlete about the ordeal. The... read more

 
7 March 2018 in Sport, Views: 28
Source: Guardian
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