With the boy Norwegian top athlete Audun Heimdal was only diagnosed with stomach cancer in April 2022. Only a few months later, the world champion in ski orienteering is dead.
In March, Heimdal complained of abdominal pain, and a few weeks later doctors diagnosed cancer. Nothing helped to stop it, it grew relentlessly until the popular and respected athlete died at the age of just 25.
Die incidence of gastric cancer is in Germany, calculated for men across all age groups, at 14.3 per 100,000 inhabitants. Corresponding roughly the numbers in Austria. About 2-8 percent of gastric cancer patients sind sea NIH under 40 years old. This means the incidence for a 25 year old is less than 1. Mr Audun Heimdal was really unlucky by statistical standards. He leaves behind a grieving family and numerous fans. The sport of orienteering is very popular in Scandinavian countries.