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The whole Olympic Games 2002 was very stressful for me personally as an athlete. After the first final in synchronized diving from the 3 meter springboard, I got very high fever. A few days later the 1 meter competition was before me. I felt very alone. My body was sick and doubts came through my mind. The only one who helped me in that situation was not a liturgical service but a Christian chaplain who supported me with pastoral counselling and bible studies. He helped me to integrate my faith and my athletic goal.
Jacqueline Schneider, Switzerland, DivingView all