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ARG M: De Cecco reveals intimate secret from Tokyo Olympics – “I’ve suffered from depression”

by WoV
source: tiempoar.com.ar

Depression is the silent enemy of professional athletes. This applies to volleyball players too. Argentine star Luciano De Cecco explained it in his own example, saying something that will appall many.

Luciano De Cecco (Photo: en.volleyballworld.com)

In an interview for the magazine Acción, which was transferred by Tiempo Argentino, the star of Argentina Men’s Volleyball National Team, Luciano De Cecco, warned about the silent enemy of athletes – depression. The setter explained it in his own example. He revealed what he experienced during the Olympic Games in Tokyo last summer while the team he captained was heading for the bronze medal.

“I’ve suffered from depression, not many people know it. I faced tournaments like nothing and then I’d go home and lie down with the lights off watching movies all the time, doing nothing. I don’t know if it’s depression, but I do know a mood drop after when all situations overwhelm you because you demand the most of yourself to get where you want to go. It’s something that shouldn’t be missed because nobody knows the hell that each one lives, what one goes through off the court to reach that moment in which everyone looks at you on television and says: ‘Uh, look what Luciano did’. We all have problems that are hidden inside a player, inside the jersey. And you have to say it and try to let yourself be helped,” the experienced setter, the member of Italy’s Cucine Lube Civitanova, said.

We’ll add that the British Journal of Sports Medicine detailed that 34% of athletes suffer from anxiety or depression.

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