Renaud Lavillenie out of worlds

Updated: February 17, 2014, 11:28 AM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- New indoor pole vault world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie will not defend his title in the world championships next month because of a foot injury.

Soon after breaking Sergei Bubka's 21-year-old record in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Saturday with 6.16 meters, Lavillenie botched an attempt at 6.21 and needed 16 stitches in his left foot.

He says on Monday, "it's not worth taking the slightest risk for the future."

Bubka was on hand in his hometown to see and encourage Lavillenie ...

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