09 MAR 1999 General News

Ana Quirot expects a child – to miss Seville ‘99

Ana Quirot expects a child – to miss Seville ‘99
Ana Fidelia Quirot, 35, reigning World 800m champion is pregnant and could therefore decide to put an end to her athletics career before the 7th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Seville, 20-29 August 1999.
In 1993 the Cuban dramatically lost the baby she was carrying, following a fire in the kitchen of her home. Quirot who was very badly burnt, was between life and death for some days and underwent numerous operations, which did not erase the scars on her body. She came back to competition 2 years later and won her first world title in Göteborg in 1995 before gaining the world crown again in Athens ’97. Recently, Ana Quirot had announced her intentions to reduce her athletics activities in order to dedicate a little bit more of her time to the creation of a family.