Therese Alshammar struggling with a pinched nerve on eve of Olympics

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Breaking news on aftonbladet.se via simma.nu/se, at a press conference today it was confirmed that Therese Alshammar suffers from a pinched nerve in her neck, which ultimately could mean that she will miss the Olympics. These last days of camp she has found it difficult to rotate in swimming, an MRI-scan confirming that she has a pinched nerve. They are of course doing what they can, her big race is next Friday, so now it is one day at a time with physiotherapy and medication. See also svt.se, the power of her stroke is affected, an expert says that if she cannot swim in the relay, their medal chances are gone, another expert talking about her ‘Olympic curse’, having never won Olympic gold after silver medals in Sydney, a medal lost the last few meters in Athens and then a burst suit in Beijing.

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