Breathing is an essential cog of any athlete… but what if I tell you that some of the greatest sportspersons had problems doing so?
Shocking, isn’t it? Here are some exceptional athletes who battled asthma on their road to glory!
Indian badminton player, Parupalli Kashyap has won various accolades for the nation… but did you know, that in 2005, he was diagnosed with the chest ailment? He had thought that he would never be able to play badminton again, but his will to play the sport was phenomenal. He bagged a gold medal for India in 2014 at the Commonwealth Games.
Legendary Australian batsman, Allan Border was also a victim of asthma. Even at that time he never let his illness get the best of him. The Australian cricket captain held the record of playing the most number of consecutive test matches as well.
The English hitman is renowned for scoring on and off the pitch… but did you know that he too faced the struggles of asthma from the year 2009? beckham revealed that he often felt breathless during matches… but he did not let this put a halt to his career! With proper medical guidance, Beckham continued his professional career and retired in the year 2013!
Sir Ian Botham-
Ian Bothman made light work of his asthmatic condition. His playing style was always gritty and rugged. No matter what the conditions, dry or humid, Botham always gave his best on the pitch.
Arguably the best midfielder of his generation, Paul Scholes never let asthma get the best of him. The Manchester United midfielder ran the show at Old Trafford for the club on numerous occasions.
Recognizing the problem and ensuring proper treatment will help you.