Ariarne Titmus, a swimming champion from Australia who won both the world championship and an Olympic gold medal, stated on Friday that she had surgery to remove benign tumors from an ovary.
The Olympic gold medalist in the 200 and 400-meter freestyle events and the holder of the world record in the 400-meter freestyle race informed her followers on Instagram that she would be taking a few weeks off to relax after the procedure.
She explained, “For some time now, I’ve been dealing with an ongoing hip injury, and about three weeks ago, I went in for an MRI to figure out exactly what was happening.” “As it turned out, there was a slight issue with the hip, but it can be easily managed.
“However, the physicians noticed something else, and it was this other thing that rendered everything else superfluous. On my right ovary, there was a huge tumor that was discovered.”
Titmus stated that she would “give up anything in the world to be a mother, it’s my biggest dream,” it had been a scary period for her because each of the tumors measured four centimeters. Titmus also said she would “give up anything in the world to be a mother, it’s my biggest dream.”
“Of course, when you’re in a situation like this, you think about the worst-case scenario, and I was scared of the possibility of losing the ovary or of there being consequences that could damage both my desire to have children in the future and my ability to have them in the future.
“On the other hand, I am one of the fortunate ones.
She said, “I consider myself extremely fortunate that I discovered these tumors before they grew even larger and began to have serious repercussions for my health.”
Titmus, whose competition with the renowned American swimmer Katie Ledecky lighted up the Tokyo Games in 2021, broke the world record in the women’s 400-meter freestyle event on her way to winning gold at the global championships, which were held in Fukuoka, Japan, in July of last year.
She said in June that she would end her swimming career at the Olympics in Paris the following year if she lacked the motivation to compete.