BWF president remains focussed on fulfilling duties despite suffering from Parkinson’s disease


Badminton World Federation president Poul-Erik Høyer, who has been suffering from the Parkinson’s disease, on Thursday stated his sickness has had “very little impact” on his on a regular basis lifestyles and he remains focussed on appearing his duties as head of the sport’s governing frame.

An afternoon after disclosing to a Danish newspaper that he used to be “diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease some years ago”, Hoyer made up our minds to return out in open on the non-public nature of his well being problems.

“I feel now is an appropriate time to make this news public. In a recent news article, I made the decision to disclose the exact detail of my condition that until now I have kept private for personal reasons,” the Danish badminton nice stated in a BWF remark.

“Medical science has come a long way in dealing with Parkinson’s disease, and I feel very little impact of the disease in all areas of my day to day life.” Høyer, a 1996 Olympic gold medallist, stated he has been “receiving medical treatment for the condition and with the assistance of doctors has continued to fulfil his duties as BWF President and IOC Member without limitation.”

“My full efforts are totally focused on leading the Badminton World Federation and fulfilling my role as IOC Member,” stated Hoyer, who used to be appointed as BWF president in 2013.

“I would like to thank the badminton and sporting community for their ongoing support and I look forward to leading the BWF as we plan for our safe return to international badminton.”

The 54-year-old is a three-time World Championships bronze medallist and likewise received two All England Championships in 1995 and 1996, but even so the European Championships in 1992, 1994 and 1996.



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