Belgian Paralympian dies by euthanasia aged 40



BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort died by euthanasia on Tuesday aged 40 after a battle with an incurable and degenerative spinal condition which she described after winning her medals as becoming harder and harder to bear. Marieke Vervoort of Belgium wins the silver medal in the event. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File PhotoVervoort, who won Paralympic gold in the 100 metres wheelchair race in the London Games in 2012, had signed euthanasia papers in 2008 in Belgium, where it is legal, and died in accordance with her wishes late on Tuesday. Vervoort, who also won…



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