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Olympic gold medal diver Chris Mears says an injury that almost killed him turned his life around and made him the champion he is.
Mears ruptured his spleen in an accident in Australia in 2009 when he was just 16. At that time he admits that he was a failure at school and going nowhere.
Doctors had to operate to remove his spleen and gave him only a five per cent chance of survival but Mears pulled through and began to reassess his life and start to put some effort into the things he was good at.
And just eight years after coming close to death, he won gold in the synchronised 3m springboard event with Jack Laugher at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“I had a mid-life crisis when I was 16,” he recalls in an exclusive video for FUEL.
“I realised that I was being an idiot at school and I had to do something about it and work hard. I would not be in the same position that I am now if it hadn’t happened to me, so it’s a blessing really. It only was positive.”
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