'Very bad periods' behind Sawyers absence

Jazmin Sawyers

Long jumper Jazmin Sawyers pulled out of a competition in Boston because of the “very bad periods” she gets.

The 23-year-old Briton said she chose to explain the reason for her absence because it was “something that isn’t talked about enough in sport”.

“Can’t walk, intense pain radiating down my legs, head spinning, full body sweating, shouting, crying kind of bad,” she wrote on a Twitter message.