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sports.inquirer.net Paralympian Marieke Vervoort fulfills wish to take own life

Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said when the day arrived, she had signed the euthanasia papers and was prepared to end her life.

That day came Tuesday in her native Belgium, her death confirmed in a statement from the city of Diest.

Vervoort, who was 40, won gold and silver medals in wheelchair racing at the 2012 London Paralympics, and two more medals three years ago in Rio de Janeiro.

In an…
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