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DeliriousPotato
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:26 PM
I saw Kvitova using her inhaler at the beginning of her match against Zvonareva.
Isn't asthma a major setback for a player?
Also, does anyone know of any other players who suffer from this condition?

Uranium
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:27 PM
Doesn't Justine? And that's why she didn't want to go to Beijing Olympics because of their smoggy air?

DeliriousPotato
Jan 25th, 2011, 11:30 PM
Mary Joe Fernandez also has it.

She even did some awareness work for it.

http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/818672/A-tennis-pro-s-story-of-coping-with-asthma

Ilikebigboobies
Jan 26th, 2011, 12:33 AM
Serena?

OsloErik
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:26 AM
There is a condition known as 'exercised induced asthma' that tends to be more prevalent in athletes than non-athletes, particularly those who have higher aerobic activity incorporated in their exercise. Something like 1 in 15 Olympic athletes suffer from it. It's treatable, particularly compared to the more generic form of asthma (the one you stereotype with the wimpy kid in P.E.).

For example, Jackie Joyner-Kersee had asthma, and she was clearly one of the greatest female athlete's of her era. A lot of distance runners and cross-country skiers have the exercise-induced variety, which (I gather) relates to your lungs being used beyond their limits.

Sp!ffy
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:10 AM
Venus?

Lapaco
Jan 26th, 2011, 09:31 AM
Doesn't Justine? And that's why she didn't want to go to Beijing Olympics because of their smoggy air?

Yes, she has asthma.

Mistress of Evil
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Interesting.

Mightymirza
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:22 AM
Justine for sure.. Petra also?

Rafito.
Jan 26th, 2011, 10:51 AM
I'm not sure if Alize has asthma, but definitely has breathing problems. Most likely is asthma though.

tennnisfannn
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:11 AM
There is a condition known as 'exercised induced asthma' that tends to be more prevalent in athletes than non-athletes, particularly those who have higher aerobic activity incorporated in their exercise. Something like 1 in 15 Olympic athletes suffer from it. It's treatable, particularly compared to the more generic form of asthma (the one you stereotype with the wimpy kid in P.E.).

For example, Jackie Joyner-Kersee had asthma, and she was clearly one of the greatest female athlete's of her era. A lot of distance runners and cross-country skiers have the exercise-induced variety, which (I gather) relates to your lungs being used beyond their limits.
Is she the one who died of stroke?

Mightymirza
Jan 26th, 2011, 11:27 AM
She is alive :wavey:

Super Dave
Jan 26th, 2011, 01:06 PM
Is she the one who died of stroke?

Florence Griffith Joyner. Seizure, I think.

OsloErik
Jan 26th, 2011, 07:57 PM
Is she the one who died of stroke?

Her sister-in-law Florence Griffith-Joyner had some kind of epilepsy, and she died during one of those seizures when she was in her 30s.

Nicolás89
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Venus, I think.

CSN-4TW
Jan 26th, 2011, 08:21 PM
Carla has problems too...