Hagino to miss worlds

TOKYO: Olympic bronze medallist swimmer Kosuke Hagino said on Friday he will miss the FINA World Championships later this month after fracturing his right elbow in a bicycle fall.

The Japanese swimming sensation appeared at a press conference with his right arm firmly locked in a plaster cast, apologising to his team and pledging fast recovery to resume his campaign toward gold medals at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

He has fallen from a bicycle on Sunday in France.