(Bruselas. 23 de octubre. EFE) .- The Belgian Marieke Vervoort, four times Paralympic Medalist, I fell the martes for the night to 40 years later to receive the euthanasia.
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The Belgian exact, affected by a degenerative muscular disease, thought since 2008 on the option of euthanasia for the extreme pains that it suffered.
Vervoort participated in the Paralympic Games with the Belgium team: London 2012 and Rio 2016.
In London, the gold earns 100 meters and the platform medal 200 meters.
Four years later, Marieke Vervoort I went to the platform in 400 meters and made it in 100 meters.
In addition, he was crowned World Champion in 2015 in Doha in 100, 200 and 400 meters.
Vervoort suffers a progressive tetrapleja, a rare and irreversible degenerative disease which paralyzes the legs and was diagnosed when he was 14 years old.
Despite these limitations, the athlete has succeeded in developing a high-level sports car.
Beyond this kind of events followed the reactions to Vervoort's death, paying tribute to the Belgian Paralympic Committee, which highlights its 'great deportive actions and their bravery before the sick'.
"Marieke Vervoort has drawn the light of the sport of grace thanks to her medals in the London Paralympic Games", said Marc Vergauwen, Secretary General of the Belgian Paralympic Committee and President of the Paraguay-Flemish Flemish Federation.
The Belgian Royal Family declared itself "Deeply saddened" and expressed his support to the family and alleged athlete.