Swimmer Platel uncertain for Olympics

Yves Platel may miss out on the Olympics. Keystone / Fabrice Coffrini

Swiss swimmer, Yves Platel, may be out of the Olympics. He has had his hand successfully operated on in Sydney to fix a broken bone, but he has no guarantee he'll be fit to line up at the Olympic Aquatic Centre.

This content was published on September 11, 2000 - 22:38

In a race against time, the 23-year-old will now attempt to prepare himself with intense physiotherapy sessions. His doctors and trainer will decide on Wednesday if he can compete in the 400 metre medley event this weekend.

Platel broke his hand last Friday at a training camp in near Brisbane.

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