VDH resumes training
Pieter van den Hoogenband will resume his training on Tuesday, May 17th. The Olympic Champion underwent surgery on his back (hernia) on May 4th.
"Pieter will start slowly", says his trainer Jacco Verhaeren. "Tuesday he will enter the pool for the first time after his surgery. We'll take it easy and will see how it goes."
Van den Hoogenband hopes to recover quickly enough to compete at the World Championships in Montreal this July. He will decide whether or not he will actually start at the WC three to four weeks before the tournament. VDH will only go to Canada if he has a serious shot at the world title.