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A Serious Heart Condition Forces Belgium's Lisa Verschueren To End Her Sports Career

The Hard Way of Success  reported that Belgian gymnast Lisa Verschueren was forced to quit her gymnastics career for good after being sudd...

The Hard Way of Success reported that Belgian gymnast Lisa Verschueren was forced to quit her gymnastics career for good after being suddenly diagnosed with serious heart condition.

Last Sunday, Verschueren was rushed to the hospital with a sudden illness, she never knew about before. With treatment and surgery, Verschueren will likely get well and be able to live a normal life, however doctors advised her to quit gymnastics for good since it is crucial for her health.

Since turning senior in 2011, Verschueren competed at four World championships and three European championships. She as well competed at the first European games which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan last June. There, she finished in fourth place on floor exercise.

At the last World championships, she finished in 17th place at the all around competition. The 20 year old gymnast is considered to be one of the best Belgian gymnasts of her generation.

 Written by Gigi Khazback Farid


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