Lindsay Flach wrote a striking story last weekend. Even though the 31-year-old American was 18 weeks pregnant, she still wanted to say goodbye to her sport, the heptathlon at the Olympic trials.
Flach was training hard in 2020 to participate in the Olympic Games. However, the corona pandemic threw a spanner in the works, causing the sports event to be postponed. Still, Lindsay Flach didn’t give up. In the meantime, she started to start a family, but the sports bug was still itching.
She also took part in the heptathlon, in Eugene. “My main concern was making sure that me and the baby would be healthy,” Flach told Yahoo Sports. She made the decision to exercise in mutual consultation with her doctor.
“Wanted to prove what women are capable of”
In the end, she gave up on the 800 meters after 100 meters. “My husband and trainer were worried that I would be stubborn and try to keep going. It was so hard to get off the track, but I had no other choice. Knowing there was a little one to worry about to make.”
“It was mentally tough because I knew I wouldn’t reach the same level as 18 weeks ago. But I just wanted to prove what women are capable of. To close a chapter and start a new one on my own terms was great.” .”