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Heart problem threatens Birgit Fischer's comeback

Heart problem threatens Birgit Fischer's comeback

Eight-time Olympic champion Birgit Fischer says cardiac arrhythmia is threatening her attempt to come back from retirement and compete at the London Games at age 50.
Fischer was forced to give up plans to compete at the German canoe and kayak Olympic trials this weekend.
Fischer told a news conference on Friday routine checks this week revealed the heart condition, a problem with the rate of her heartbeat.
The German canoe federation said on Thursday that Fischer would not be able to compete because of a medical condition without elaborating.


Updated : 2021-10-20 09:14 GMT+08:00