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Pieter Timmers affirms: definitely not european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Glasgow after meningitis

Zwemmer Pieter Timmers on Instagram informed that he as expected lump sum for the 50 meter freestyle Wednesday at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS in Glasgow. His health is after his viral meningitis the right way, but for competition it is still too early.

“I was mentally not yet ready to officially declined to say for the whole of the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, also for the 50m freestyle on Wednesday. I had something to hold on to needed the past few days,” writes Timmers on Instagram. “Now am I ready to let it go. To undergo.” Also the 4×100 meter freestyle mixed teams will Timmers cannot swim. He gives a flat rate for the entire EK.

 

Dear followers, thank you guys for the support and messages over the past days. When I Monday night in the hospital learned that my EK fell into the water, that was a serious slap in my face. I went for gold in the 100 freestyle and could not believe that, that race to me was taken away. I was mentally not yet ready to officially declined to say for the whole of the EK, that is: also for the 50 freestyle Wednesday. I had something to hold on to needed the past few days. Now am I ready to let it go. To undergo. I recover well and am already back a few times to go for a swim. Nothing intensive because I can’t rush it, but I’m glad that it does work as the disease weeks or even months can take. A relapse is still possible, apparently, so over the next few weeks it will be a challenge to and to my body, to listen and ready to get to the World Cup Tour with the first stop in Kazan from 7 to 9 september. Specifying has never been in my dictionary stood, even now not. ——————————————————————————— Dear followers, thx for your support, and child messages the past days. When I was told in the hospital Monday night that I couldn’t compete at the European Championships due to viral meningitis, that was a slap in the face. I wanted to go for gold in the 100 freestyle and couldn’t believe I couldn’t take my chances. Mentally I wasn’t ready to immediately cancel the whole Championship, I really needed something to fall back on. But today I’m ready to also let go of the 50 freestyle. I’m recovering well and went to the pool already a few times for some easy swims. Nothing intensive cause I can’t rush anything, but I’m really happy to be able to swim already as the meningitis can drag on another few weeks or months. The following weeks are going to be challenging to as well listen to my body and as well get ready for the World Cup Tour, with stops in Kazan, Doha, Eindhoven and Budapest. Giving up, nope, that doesn’t work for me.

A message shared by Pieter Timmers (@pietertimmers) on 5 Aug 2018 at 5:04 (PDT)

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