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A FAULTY HEART

How arrhythmia sidetracked Brolin Mawejje’s Olympic dream


This spring, Brolin Mawejje was diagnosed with a potentially deadly heart condition called arrhythmia. The condition destroyed his 2018 Olympic dreams. Here’s how he was forced to adjust to his new reality and refocus for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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This spring, Brolin Mawejje was diagnosed with a potentially deadly heart condition called arrhythmia. The condition, which makes the heart beat erratically, was discovered right before a competition in Kazakhstan. Mawejje was just 15 points away from opening an Olympic quota spot for his home country of Uganda for the 2018 PyeongChang Games. It would have made him the first African to compete in the Winter Olympics. The condition destroyed everything he had worked hard for. Here’s how he was forced to adjust to his new reality and refocus for the 2022 Winter Olympics. WATCH THE LATEST VIDEO

Follow Brolin's Competitive Season

Dew Tour
Breckenridge, Colorado
Dec. 8 - 11
Rev Tour Slopestyle
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Jan. 8 - 13
World Cup Slopestyle
Seiser Alm, Italy
Jan. 25 – 28
University Games Slopestyle
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Feb. 1 – 5
World Cup Big Air and Slopestyle
Quebec, Canada
Feb. 8 - 11
World Cup Slopestyle
Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic
Mar. 24-15

Chloe Kim, Gus Kenworthy, Elena Hight, and Brolin Mawejje all come from very different backgrounds. But each is united by their drive to be Olympians.

Here are their stories.


CHLOE KIM | BROLIN MAWEJJE | ELENA HIGHT | GUS KENWORTHY

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