Already ready for the Olympics in Tokyo, 800m superstar Andreas Kramer was hoping to leave a real message of what he looked like when the Folksam GP at Slottskogsvallen in Gothenburg was chosen tonight. But instead, it ended with a lap.
Already on the first lap, Kramer hit an opponent, lost his balance and fell inside. There the grass was slippery and slithered in a frightening way before landing on the carpet.
Clearly Kramer was pissed off afterwards – but he was able to get up and down for his own device.
– I guess I wasn’t hurt, says Andreas Kramer when SportExpressen meets him a few minutes later.
touches his thigh.
– I feel a little upset here, but I think it’s calm.
‘A really messy race’
What really happened?
– Honestly I don’t know. I had a good standing there at the edge, and then several runners came in and there was someone I found… somehow.
In the TV pictures, it looked as if it was Tony van Diepen from the Netherlands who made contact with Kramer.
– No, it wasn’t me. Kramer and I were both paid. It was a really messy race, says Van Dieben.
– I just applied for a position there, I don’t know what happened. Suddenly I was lying in the air and fell to the ground. It was boring. I recharged for this race a bit and was looking forward to the start of the competitions.
– It just feels boring, but … I’m not worried. Two months left until I’m fine.
Then the Olympics will be decided in Tokyo.
How did it go in the race while Kramer was inside? Daniel Rudin of Great Britain took the win in 1:45.64. Johan Rogestet became the best Swede in fifth place with a time of 1:46.89.
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