Aussie discus ace Samuels pulls out

The 22-year-old informed Australian team officials of her decision on Tuesday, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) said, two days after two Taiwanese nationals were wounded when suspected militants opened fire on a tourist bus outside a mosque.

"Dani is extremely distressed about it all," Samuels' manager Hayden Knowles told AAP. "The situation in Delhi has been bothering her for some time. But the events over the weekend made it real."

"She had prepared her whole season around winning this thing, she even knocked back some Diamond League meets because it affected her training,” he said.

Samuels won gold at the world titles in Berlin last year with a personal best of 65.44M. She increased that PB to 65.84M early in 2010.

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