October 23, 201912.00 The Belgian Marieke Vervoort died down at the age of 40. In a wheelchair he had won a gold medal in the 100 meters and won a silver medal in the London 2012 Paralympics. At the Paralympics in Rio, in 2016, however, he had won silver in the 400th and had taken bronze in the 100. Since he had 14 years suffered from an incurable degenerative muscle disease. In 2008 he signed the documents for euthanasia, which is legal in Belgium. Yesterday, as reported by the BBC's website, the champion decided the end