Para swimmer with mind tumor: Semechin, who’s affected by most cancers, wins sensational World Cup silver

Para swimmer with mind tumor: Semechin, who’s affected by most cancers, wins sensational World Cup silver

Para swimmer with mind tumor Most cancers affected person Semechin wins sensational world championship silver

6/13/2022, 9:56 p.m

Though her chemotherapy isn’t but full, para-swimmer Elena Semechin began on the World Championships in Madeira – and simply missed her third world championship title. Tokyo winner Taliso Engel can have a good time once more, newcomer Tanja Scholz achieves extraordinary issues.

Regardless of ongoing chemotherapy, Paralympic champion Elena Semechin simply missed her third world title. The visually impaired swimmer, who developed a mind tumor final yr, completed second within the 100m breaststroke in Madeira in 1:14.81 minutes – 0.02 seconds behind winner Colleen Younger (USA).

“I proved that I nonetheless have it, I am nonetheless aggressive,” mentioned Semechin, who had solely not too long ago survived the fourth cycle of chemotherapy: “I observed on the second observe that the grains have been nonetheless lacking.” On her parade route, the 28-year-old exchanged blows with Younger – the lead modified rapidly each second.

Tokyo winner Taliso Engel and newcomer Tanja Scholz safe the primary gold medals for the eleven-man group of the German Disabled Sports activities Affiliation (DBS) in Portugal. The 19-year-old Engel defended his title within the SB13 beginning class over 100 meters breaststroke in 1:03.89 minutes. Scholz received the S4 class over 100 meters freestyle in 3:14.35 minutes.

The 37-year-old Scholz from Neumünster, who solely swam her first worldwide race in February, additionally grabbed silver within the SM3 class over 150 meters simply 26 minutes later. Tokyo participant Josia Topf additionally swam over the identical distance in second place within the SM3 beginning class. Mira Jeanne Maack received bronzefarben within the S8 class over 100 meters backstroke.

In October, a couple of weeks after her golden 100-meter race in Tokyo, Semechin, née Krawzow, obtained the devastating prognosis of a mind tumor, adopted by the sophisticated operation initially of November. Solely 4 days after the second a part of her chemotherapy, Semechin returns to her hometown of Spreeathen on the German championships – and promptly swam onto the rostrum.