Brad Kahlefeldt hospitalised

Brad Kahlefeldt hospitalised

By ITU Admin on 25/11/07 at 12:00 am

On Saturday 1 December, Commonwealth Games Triathlon Gold Medallist Brad Kahlefeldt of Australia was hospitalised with bacterial pneumonia. Kahlefeldt was recently awarded Early Nomination status by Triathlon Australia for the 2008 Olympic Games.

The 28-year-old triathlete is now in a stable condition and is expected to be released from the hospital within the next 24 hours.

Triathlon Australias, Team Doctor, Dr Judith May, has been liasing with the staff at the hospital and has reported that Kahlefeldt is currently being treated with a heavy course of antibiotics and is expected to make a full recovery.

We expect Brad to make a full recovery, as this form of pneumonia responds well to treatment, commented Dr May

We anticipate that Brad will resume light training within the next fortnight, said National High Performance Director Bill Davoren today.

He will need to slow down for a few weeks to ensure he gets back on track.

It is a short term set back for his Olympic training schedule. We anticipate he will undertake the planned training program scheduled for January, said Davoren.


Kalhefeldt winning the 2006 Salford BG Triathlon World Cup

El sbado 1 de Diciembre, el medallista de oro de los Juegos Commonwealth Brad Kahlefeldt de Australia fue hospitalizado con una pulmona bacteriolgica. Kahlefeldt fue recientemente seleccionado por la Federacin de Triatln de Australia para los Juegos Olmpicos del 2008.

El triatleta de 28 aos de edad est ahora en condicin estable y se espera que salga del hospital en las prximas 24 horas.

La Federacin de Triatln de Australia, el Doctor del equipo, la Doctora Judith May y el personal del hospital han estado trabajando unidos y han comunicado que a Kahlefeldt se le est suministrando un duro tratamiento de antibiticos y se espera que se recupere completamente.
Esperamos que Brad se recupere completamente, este tipo de neumona responde bien al tratamiento, coment la Doctora May.
Prevemos que Brad ver la luz entrenando en la prxima quincena, dijo hoy el Director de Alto Rendimiento Bill Davoren.

l tendr que bajar la intensidad las primeras semanas para tener una vuelta segura a la pista.

Es un pequeo retraso en su programacin de entrenamientos para los Juegos Olmpicos. Esperamos que cumpla el programa de entrenamiento planificado para Enero, dijo Davoren.


Kalhefeldt ganando la Copa del Mundo de Triatln BG de Salford 2006

 

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