Silke Lippok ends her swim career

Multiple European Championship winner Silke Lippok ends her career.
“I spent a lot time thinking about whether or not to continue swimming” says the 21-year-old. At a certain stage I decided not to continue. “I have suffered various relapses” says Silke Lippok.

First a torn cruciate ligament, and after that various virus infections held her back from training.“ Again and again I have tried so hard to fight and keep up and gave my very best. But now I have reached a stage at which I do not want to fight anymore”. But the goodbye is not filled with bitterness.

“The decision feels right. I proudly look back on my swim career. I have experienced wonderful moments and have crowned my career with success”.A special thank you goes to her trainer Petra Wolfram, her former trainer Rudy Schulz and her mental trainer Bruno Hambüchen.She always received a lot of support by the Olympic headquarter Hamburg and her sponsor Aquafeel.
For the future Silke wants to focus more on her studies of psychology but at the same time enjoy a normal student’s life in Hamburg.
She expresses herself in her usual optimistic way: “There are still so many things which I can discover and enjoy”.

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