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Athletics Wednesday, 3 July, 2002, 12:24 GMT 13:24 UK
Aussie trio out of Games
Nicole Boegman will miss the 2002 Games in Manchester
Boegman won gold at the 1994 Games
Veteran long jumper Nicole Boegman is one of three Australian athletes to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games through injury.

Boegman, along with runners David Geddes and Katerina Dressler, pulled out of the team for the event, which starts in Manchester on 25 July.

Athletics Australia said the trio had been ruled out because of injuries.

Boegman won long jump gold in the 1994 Games at Victoria, Canada.

The 10-time national champion had failed to recover from an Achilles tendon injury, an Athletics Australia spokeswoman said.

Geddes, the 200m national champion, was withdrawn because of a stress fracture of the back.

Dressler, who claimed the 400m national title this year in the absence of Olympic champion Cathy Freeman, pulled out because of an unspecified medical problem.


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