Marieke Vervoort

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Marieke Vervoort (10 May 1979 – 22 October 2019) was a Belgian Paralympic athlete. She suffered from an incurable, degenerative muscle disease.[1][2] In the 2012 Summer Paralympics, Vervoort won a gold and silver medal. In the 2016 Summer Paralympics, she won a silver and bronze medal.

She won several medals at Paralympics, she received world attention in 2016 when she revealed that she supported euthanasia. She was born in Diest, Belgium.

Vervoort ended her life through euthanasia on 22 October 2019 at the age of 40.[3][4][5]

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  1. Wielemie - Sporten voor het leven Archived 8 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 23 October 2019
  2. "Marieke Vervoort is Grootofficier in de kroonorde". Het Nieuwsblad. Archived from the original on 3 June 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019
  3. "Rolstoelatleet Marieke Vervoort (40) is overleden na euthanasie | VRT NWS". www.vrt.be. Archived from the original on 22 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  4. "Η Παραολυμπιονίκης που δεν άντεξε τον πόνο – Έκανε ευθανασία στα 40 της χρόνια". newsit.gr. 23 October 2019.
  5. "Marieke Vervoort: Tribute to the Paralympian, who ended her life through euthanasia". 23 October 2019. Archived from the original on 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019 – via BBC News.