Nils van der Poel opens up about his mother's death: "The biggest sadness of my life"

In the season premiere of the master of masters gave viewers a deeper insight into the boxer Clara Svensson and the skater Nils van der Poels successful sports careers.

In the SVT programme, Nils van der Poel talks about when he returned home from the WC in Heerenveen in January 2021 with double WC gold and a world record in the 10,000 metres.

Here you can read about Nils van der Poel’s crush on Klara Svensson in Master of Masters.

Nils van der Poel and the Olympic gold. Photo: Christine Olsson/TT

Nils van der Poel’s mother died of cancer

The career peaked and the sponsors lined up when the terrible news came: Nils van der Poel’s mother Agnetase cancer had returned.

Two weeks later she was dead.

– There are action plans for most things in life, documents for all sorts of things that can happen. I wrote one for my feelings. What will life look like? And is it feasible to exist then? he says in Master of Masters and continues:

– And the answer was yes. It was just the biggest sadness of my life that came. Life didn’t disappear, it was just in a different way. It didn’t crash.

Here you can read everything about SVT’s program Mästarnas mästara.

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