Italians thanked for German’s medical care after Ancona meet

Felix Hoppe and partner at Ancona meet.

Felix Hoppe and partner at Ancona meet.

A rough Google translation of Alfred Hermes’ German masters site tells the story of an M85 Eurovets entrant suffering a medical emergency. Here’s all I know: “A week after the end of the European Indoor Championships in Ancona / Ita. Felix Hoppe (M85, VSV borderland Wegberg) is taken from his family in airport hall in reception. Airport staff had picked him up in a wheelchair from the aircraft. What happened? On the last day of the European Championships should Felix Hoppe run in the German 4x200m relay. A high goals, the squadron had set world record. For Felix, the crowning of the championships after he had already won silver over 60m and bronze in the 200m. When entering two hours before the season start it was Felix Hoppe evil. Summoned paramedics called a doctor who let him deliver due to its condition immediately to the hospital in Ancona. A week study, one week hospitalization, not the Italian language powerful home missed! The only companion, his partner Ingrid Young. What to do? The horror scene developed ultimately for the better, thanks to the initiative of Ingrid, thanks to the competence of doctors, thanks to the hospitality and cordial helpfulness of the hospital staff.”

Alfred summarized how Italians came to their rescue:

Ingrid was a district in the hospital nearby for rent, the extensive investigation of Felix were no bad diagnoses, it has provided an interpreter for regular communication and booked managing and organizing the return journey through professional supervision to Germany.

All for free. Thank you Italy.

Anyone have more details?

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April 15, 2016

3 Responses

  1. Christel Donley - April 16, 2016

    Trying to figure out what really happened.
    I know both of them well.
    Felix is a very fierce competitor. Ingrid is just the opposite, very talented – and more than “laid back”.
    He is lucky, to have her around.

    Will try and contact Ingrid.
    Best wishes!!

  2. Mary Harada - April 17, 2016

    Thanks Christel – the translation is terrible -might be better to post the original piece and let those of us who can do so – translate it ourselves.
    I wish him a good recovery.

  3. tb - April 17, 2016

    Two things will help the story: Felix wasn’t evil, he became sick. And Ingrid wasn’t a district, she rented quarters nearby.

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