Swiss Olympic athlete Fabienne Schlumpf was diagnosed with myocarditis shortly after receiving her COVID-19 booster shot.
Schlumpf’s career is now on hold for the foreseeable future after her myocarditis diagnosis.
Fabienne Schlumpf: Triple-Vaccinated Olympic Athlete Develops Myocarditis, Possible End Of Career https://t.co/qDxRe7NYIM
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Swiss marathon record holder and Olympic athlete Fabienne Schlumpf has been diagnosed with myocarditis shortly after being vaccinated with the COVID-19 booster shot.
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Die Schweizer Marathon-Rekordhalterin Fabienne Schlumpf (31): „Leider werde ich gerade von einer Herzmuskelentzündung ausgebremst.“
Ihre Überzeugung: „Covid war es nicht, denn ich bin geimpft und geboostert.“https://t.co/PE4QHOBtYS pic.twitter.com/xXT8a0tgbY
— Thomas Martin (@KostInnen) January 7, 2022
Schlumpf wrote in this Instagram post on Thursday:
BAD NEWS 😣
Unfortunately a myocarditis is holding me back right now. It’s definitely not an easy time for me but I’m not giving up. I hope to be back soon, chasing my dreams… and competitors
The COVID World noted:
The 31-year-old was reported to be feeling ‘fatigued‘ in everyday life and after her heart rate skyrocketed during an easy endurance run last month, she sought out a doctor who diagnosed her with myocarditis.
The experienced runner had planned to go on a training camp in Portugal at the beginning of this year but this was cancelled after her diagnosis.
“Nobody can say for how long I have to put my career on hold.”
Schlumpf confirmed to a Swiss newspaper that she has been triple-vaccinated and that she hasn’t had COVID.
Schlumpf won the silver medal in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the 2018 European Championships.
She holds the Swiss national record with a time of 9:37.81.