Former wheelchair tennis player Michael Jeremiasz, who ia a four-time Paralympic medalist, has said that he has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. In a short video posted on Twitter, he was reassuring about his state of health, sending a message from his home where he is confined.
“Stay at home, protect yourself and protect others. Hoping that we will meet again in a few weeks or a few months to celebrate life." Jeremiasz tweeted, "Here I am in forced and confined rest for 14 days after I was diagnosed with #COVID19#RestezChezVous#coronavirus#confinementtotal#PrenezSoinDeVous" The 38 year old Jeremiasz is a former professional wheelchair tennis player from France.
He won a gold medal in the men's doubles event at the Paralympic Games in Beijing 2008 and has been World No. 1 for doubles and singles on the wheelchair circuit. In doubles, he has won the 2003 Australian Open, the 2005 US Open, the 2006 US Open, the 2009 French Open, the 2009 Wimbledon Championships and the 2012 Wimbledon Championships.
He also won the 2006 Australian Open in singles and the bronze at the 2004 Paralympic Games.
Me voilà au repos forcé et confiné pour 14 jours après que l’on m’ait diagnostiqué le #COVID19 #RestezChezVous #coronavirus #confinementtotal #PrenezSoinDeVous pic.twitter.com/MUQwa6MySR — MICHAEL JEREMIASZ (@MJEREMIASZ) March 24, 2020