John­son suf­fers ‘mini-stroke

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Sports/Camogie Finals -

Michael John­son is re­cov­er­ing from a “mini stroke”, the Olympic cham­pion and for­mer world record-holder said on Twitter on Satur­day but ex­pects to make a full re­cov­ery. “Last week I rather sur­pris­ingly suf­fered what’s known as a Tran­sient Is­chemic At­tack or mini stroke,” the 50-year-old Amer­i­can tweeted. “The good news is I’m back at home with my fam­ily, cleared of any . . . is­sues and have al­ready made great progress on my road to a full re­cov­ery.”

John­son be­came the first man to win the 200m and 400m at the 1996 At­lanta Olympics and cap­tured gold in the 400 four years later in Syd­ney. His 200m world record of 19.32 sec­onds stood for 12 years un­til 2008 when it was bro­ken by Jamaica’s Usain Bolt with 19.30.

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