15. 08. 2019

BRA W: Setter from Superliga retires at young age due to potentially lethal heart defect

Source: Curitiba Volei/Facebook; Photo: Curitiba Volei/Facebook

1111 0

The prospect Brazilian female Volleyball player announced her retirement due to health reasons.

 

Mariana Galon, the setter of the Brazilian top division side Curitiba Vôlei setter, announced her retirement from playing Volleyball at the age of 25. Through social networks, she informed that she was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which can cause sudden death in athletes. The disease, in which a portion of the heart becomes thickened, was confirmed by the club and identified during pre-season examinations.

Galon is born in Mexico but has Brazilian citizenship. Prior to Curitiba, she was playing Superliga for São Cristóvão Saúde/São Caetano, Dentil/Praia Clube and Vôlei Valinhos.

The disease that Galon has allows people to have a normal and healthy life, but not as professional athletes, because in case of making efforts, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can cause shortness of breath, chest pain, fainting and even death.

Recall that, a few months back, another Brazilian female Volleyball player was diagnosed with heart problems.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Since you are here…

…we have a small favor to ask. WorldofVolley is one of the most popular volleyball websites in the world that provides many volleyball news daily. We are covering many worldwide competitions, trying to inform all of our fans by publishing the breaking news.

Since we want to keep our future much secure, consider this donate button as a way to support our work and to help us grow.

THANK YOU!

Donation
Choose Amount
Do you find this article useful?
+0   Yes     No   0-

No comments on this topic.

Post a comment

antiRobotImage

Latest comments

FIVB releases COVID-19 guidelines for restart of volleyball activities

At last the guidelines on Covid-19, from a top governing volleyball body.... I appreciate them. It is a progress. Some of recommendations are general, some specific for volleybal. It seems to be the soft legal instrument. Nevertheless they could assist to national VFs… Majority of recommendations are reasonable, some of them should not be a problem to kept, some will need a much bigger effort to be kept, some should be included yet. For this goal, there should be obtained a support (best voluntary) and discipline from athletes, coaches, officials, referees , medical staff, club owners, fans etc - realised what is in a stake… Media will have an important role in that..
For implementing of these measures there should be probably prepared also some Roadmap.. Perhaps it would be a suitable to consider the responsibility for pertinent officials, positions, and how to enforce crucial measures, recommendations, specified for this sport - if the situation would be worsen ....
We can hope , that these epidemiological preventive measures will be only temporary and volleyball will return soon to halls, and fans could see their teams personally.
Reply

SRB M: Stefana Veljkovic announces pregnancy

She wont miss the Olympics. She is already 4 months pregnant and will give birth early February. Enough time to recovery. Reply

Testimonials