Olympic champion and BBC presenter Michael Johnson shares incredible images of his recovery after he was able to run for sports just 12 months after a stroke
- Michael Johnson & # 39; s shared the remarkable progress he has made since his stroke
- America & # 39; s double Olympic champion Johnson suffered a stroke 12 months ago
- Johnson struggled to walk after his stroke, but is now running again
Double Olympic champion Michael Johnson has shared the incredible progress he has made since having suffered a stroke 12 months ago.
Johnson, 51, placed images of him struggling to walk in his first physiotherapy session next to him doing an agility ladder exercise today.
The 51-year-old, who previously achieved the fastest man's record at 200m and 400m, wrote on Twitter: & # 39; A year ago I couldn't walk today after a stroke.
Michael Johnson has shown the incredible progress he has made since his stroke a year ago
Johnson (L) struggles to walk after his stroke compared to him doing a ladders agility drill (R)
& # 39; Thanks to the mindset I learned as an Olympian, I was running again 2 months later! Today I am grateful to my family, friends, fans and the incredible support! & # 39;
It took Johnson 15 minutes to walk 200 meters during his first physiotherapy session, but he remained determined to recover faster than ever before.
Shortly after the stroke, doctors told Johnson that the best hope for recovery was to start physiotherapy quickly.
He started the process two days later and is now active again after months of hard work.
During his career, Johnson won four Olympic gold metals and eight World gold metal championships.
Johnson broke his own 200 meter record at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
Johnson is on the winners podium after winning 400m gold at the 1996 Olympic Games
Johnson was one of the BBC presentation teams at both the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 competitions in Rio de Janeiro (pictured at the 2015 Athletics World Championships)
In addition to the world record for the 400m race for 17 years, he also achieved the world indoor 400m race record.
He is widely regarded as one of & # 39; the world's greatest sprinters in the history of the sport due to his consistent results.
Johnson is still the only male athlete ever to win gold in the 200-meter and 400-meter events at the same Olympics, which he did during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
After retiring from the Olympic and World Championships in 2008, Johnson went into sports commentary and punditry.
He regularly appears on BBC and was a member of their presentation team at both the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro competitions.
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