Russian athlete and mannequin Margarita Plavunova dies whereas coaching

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Russian athlete Margarita Plavunova has been discovered useless on the aspect of the street whereas out jogging throughout a coaching session.

The champion hurdler, 25, was found within the Morshansky District within the Tamblov Oblast area of western Russia.

She suffered a cardiac arrest while coaching, in keeping with the regional athletics federation, whereas native media reviews declare her sudden demise was possible attributable to her heavy workload.

Eyewitness reviews state that Plavunova fell right into a grassy space whereas coaching throughout a vacation within the area.

She was discovered by native residents who known as paramedics, however they have been unable to avoid wasting her.

Plavunova, who additionally labored as a mannequin, was a a number of regional, Central Federal District and All-Russia champion who competed within the nationwide championships.

She participated in each sprinting and hurdles, and was a Russian pupil champion within the 60m hurdles, whereas additionally competing in each the 100m and 400m.

Born within the metropolis of Kostovsk, she had a 14.06 private greatest time within the 100m hurdles and was a graduate of the sports activities division at Tomsk State College.

The regional federation has already launched a fundraiser for her funeral, whereas Plavunova’s coach Elena Melnikova revealed that the preliminary post-mortem suggests acute coronary heart failure.

The athlete’s buddy Sergei Safronov stated that she was at her grandmother’s in Morshansk, whereas getting ready for the following spherical of competitions.

Her demise was confirmed by her boyfriend, fellow athlete Pasha Sedykh, who shared a snap of the 2 collectively on his Instagram.

Plavunova herself had amassed nearly 6,000 followers on the social media website, together with former Russian striker Aleksandr Kerzhakov.

She was not identified to have any earlier well being points.