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Sarah Atcho

Running

France

20 January 2022

Age:

26

Vaccination Status: 
Vaccinated

Pericarditis

Swiss sprinter Sarah Atcho diagnosed with pericarditis after Pfizer booster shot

An Olympic sprinter says she is “upset” at being diagnosed with a rare heart condition after getting her Pfizer booster shot.

Swiss athlete Sarah Atcho, who competed in the four-by-100 metres relay at the 2016 Brazil Olympics, revealed in an Instagram post to her 22,000 followers this week that she had been diagnosed with pericarditis, or inflammation of the lining around the heart.

The 26-year-old said she received her booster on December 22 “because I didn’t want to struggle with this when the season started”.