Re: Montreal 2012
One of the reasons (among many others) I can relate to Sabine more than any of the other players is that I have suffered frequently from both injuries and illnesses. My bad knees have kept me off the court for the most part during the last three years and I have suffered from my share unexplainable viruses. Anyway, I know first hand some of the frustration Sabine is going through (although I realize hers is even greater than mine because I must admit my injuries have never prevented me from realizing world class talent).
While she has worked hard she needs to at least try doing something different in her training. I have wondered whether she has focused too heavily on weights which, although it has made her stronger than most of the other players, I know firsthand that it can make one more susceptible to injury and illness and acctually make it harder to move on the court. I have recently taken up hot yoga which improves not only strength, but flexibility, endurance, concentration, and balance, as well as injury prevention and recovery. It has given me new hope in returning to the court and may be the missing piece of the puzzle Sabine needs. I'm not saying she needs to give up weights completely, but with her being injured so much, something different like this is worth a try.