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The most important fight for Amund Vold

The most important fight for Amund Vold 14.10.2019

The season 2019 was supposed to be the most important so far for Norwegian canoe sprinter Amund Vold (he won two medals at the 2019 ECA Junior and U23 European Championships in Račice and gold medal at World Cup in Poznan in men’s K1 5000 metres event as well as two medals at Canoe Marathon World Cup in Baerum) who was expected to start at World Championships in Szeged and fight for the Olympic spots for Tokyo 2020. Instead of this fight he had to undertake a completely different one. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and started tough cancer treatment.

“At first I thought: "Now the World Championships is moving". That's what I had been training for a year. But the most important thing was to get well. I got really scared. I knew nothing about blood cancer, but knew that cancer wasn't something you wanted,” said Amund, who is not giving up. He might be out of competitive canoeing for the next years, but the Olympic Games stay in his mind and he sees himself on the start of Paris Olympics, “I’ll have this power then. There is nothing I can do about it. So I just have to look ahead. And then I know that when this is over, I will come back stronger.”
European Canoeing family wishes you a successful recovery and a lot of strength. We are looking forward seeing you at our competitions again.



Source: https://www.nrk.no/sport/xl/nar-den-friskeste-blir-alvorlig-syk-1.14708485 and https://www.tv2.no/a/10885110/