Boris Becker in prison: yoga classes, weight loss and psychological help for other inmates, the life of a German in a British prison
German Tennis legend Boris Becker is going through the worst moment of his life.He was convicted of hiding his financial and real estate funds For declaring bankruptcy in 2017 and not paying his debts, he is being held in prison (in Huntercombe, outside London, where he was transferred in May after having been, since April, at HMP in Wandsworth, near Wimbledon). After a very painful and difficult first few months, during which – seven – some prisoners complained of The supposed privileges he enjoyed there A three-time Wimbledon champion, at least some encouraging facts about his life behind bars are emerging.
German newspaper Buildciting a source close to Becker, posted that the 54-year-old former athlete He was training regularly in the gym He was recently released from prison and that he gave up alcohol, which is prohibited in prison, of course. The same source indicated that the tennis player ranked first in the world in 1991 He lost about eight kilograms.
Baker, winner of 49 titles in total (between 1985 and 1996), will also serve as an assistant physical trainer in prison who offers his perspective on physical conditioning and psychology, drawing on his experience as a former tennis champ. According to the same source, Boris teaches about 45 inmates the secrets of physical conditioning, nutrition and psychological crisis management In the prison, which has a sports complex with a climbing wall, an artificial turf field, and a cardio room.
It is said that Baker is as well Instructing other prisoners in a “special kind of yoga and meditation”German newspaper confirmed. “As an athlete, he knows very well the vagaries of wins and losses. He shares his life experience with his fellow prisoners.” Build.
Baker’s role is said to be linked to a bounty program that runs at HMP Huntercombe, a Class C (low security) men’s prison, where inmates can earn additional perks. They say that Boris has his own cell. Huntercombe is used to detain offenders overseas, which suggests that Baker, who has lived in the UK since 2012, is likely to be deported from Britain at the end of his sentence. Although the German has a son who lives in the UK and can appeal the deportation order.
Becker’s German lawyer, Christian Oliver Moser, said: Build: “Our client continues to do well under these conditions and has been constructively integrated into daily life in prison. You can phone whenever you like and communicate with the outside world. Any other details of his time in prison are subject to personal privacy laws.”
The news of Becker’s arrest struck the heart of the tennis world. Serbian Novak Djokovic stated in an interview with the newspaper to liberateBe Honest: “It breaks my heart. He’s an old friend, he coached me for three years. I consider him an important person in my life, someone who has contributed to my success in my career.” I won’t comment on the verdict, it’s not my turn, but as a friend I’m sorry for it. I hope he goes through this period in prison, and when he comes out he will be able to resume his normal life, if possible after he was in prison. I hope you are doing well with your health, especially your mental health, which will be your biggest challenge.
He won six Grand Slam titles (three at Wimbledon, two at Australia and one at the US Open), also won the Davis Cup in 1988 and 1989, and was a gold medalist in doubles at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. His past successful left lags in His life is facing the most difficult days.
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