Champion in athletics, 25, dies while jogging in Tambov region

Champion in athletics, 25, dies while jogging in Tambov region
Margarita Plavunova

According to preliminary autopsy data, the woman died as a result of acute heart failure.

Margarita Plavunova, a multiple athletics champion of the Tambov region died while jogging. The athlete was 25 years old.

She went out for a run in the Morshansky district of the Tambov region. After a while, she fell on the grass and lost consciousness. Eyewitnesses called an ambulance, but the doctors only attested the death of the athlete.

The Investigative Committee of the Tambov region is looking into the causes of the incident. According to preliminary data, there are no signs of violent death. The athlete felt sick during the run. Her trainer Elena Melnikova said that, according to preliminary autopsy data, the woman died due to acute heart failure.

Her friend Sergei Safronov said that Margarita was at her grandmother’s in Morshansk, where she was preparing for the next competition.

The Athletics Federation of the Tambov Region confirmed the woman’s death in the VKontakte group, offering its condolences to the family. Margarita Plavunova was engaged in hurdling and repeatedly became the winner of regional and national competitions during her sports career.

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