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Olympic champion Kostomarov can hope again after the amputation drama: "Now he will be reborn"


Good news for Roman Kostomarow: The Olympic champion has been separated from the ventilators – but there is still a long way to go back to everyday life.

Good news for Roman Kostomarow: The Olympic champion has been separated from the ventilators – but there is still a long way to go back to everyday life.

Moscow – Former ice dance Olympic champion Roman Kostomarov is on the mend.

According to Russian media, the 46-year-old can now breathe independently again and is currently trying to restore everyday bodily functions.

This is reported by the daily newspaper



Roman Sergeyevich Kostomarov

Born: February 8, 1977 (age 46), Moscow, Russia

Olympic Gold 2006 in Turin

Two-time world champion

Three-time European champion

Things are looking up: Roman Kostomarow is learning to chew and swallow

Kostomarow therefore drinks special food, learns to chew and swallow.

So far, however, he has only been able to sit up with the help of others.

He has been in a Moscow hospital since January 10 after suffering from severe pneumonia.

As a result, Kostomarov suffered two strokes and was then placed in an induced coma.

Blood poisoning followed, after which both feet and finally a hand had to be amputated.

But now things seem to be improving: According to the report, the spread of necrosis (death of body cells) has now been stopped, which is probably why no further surgery is necessary.

Figure skating Olympic champion Kostomarow is probably receiving psychological support

Now it is up to Kostomarov to gradually find his way back to life.

As the portal

reports, he also has a psychologist at his side.

"He has to accept himself as a different person and learn to live differently," explains neuropsychologist Bibigul Kushalieva.

"He was a figure skater, his legs were a mainstay in his job, and now he's being reborn, everything has to be rebuilt," she says.

Kostomarov can count on the support of his family

The winter sports world has been closely following the condition of the former figure skating star for weeks.

He apparently continues to receive IV fluids and injections aimed primarily at restoring internal organs.

The liver in particular receives high doses of therapy so that the cells can recover.

One thing is clear: life will never be the same for Kostomarov.

His wife Oksana Domnina did not leave the Olympic champion from Turin 2006, even in the most difficult hours.

In order to avoid all the hustle and bustle around her husband and still visit him in the hospital, Kostomarov's wife disguised herself as a nurse to avoid being recognized.


Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2023-03-30

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