A sad news shocked the world of kickboxing. Champion Fatima Zhagúpova and runner-up Elina Guisméyeva died in the Russian city of Sevastopol, Crimea, while swimming in the sea during a storm.
Although the weather had been reported, both athletes, last Sunday, chose to go to a beach not equipped with the Omega cove.
Vladimir Bespali, deputy director of the Department of Civil Protection, was responsible for confirming the news. «Despite the stormy weather warnings, two young men drowned while swimming: a resident of Moscow, born in 1986, and a resident of Murmansk, born in 1992.
One is the current kickboxing world champion, another is the runner-up. According to preliminary data, one of the girls jumped off the pier. Probably, he hit the pier. The second girl ran to help her. »
The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Sevastopol reported that the bodies were found and removed from the water last Monday.
Bespali added that the club where the tragedy occurred is not properly equipped and does not have beach guards. For this reason, Governor Mikhail Razvozhyeyev urged the Police to assess the responsibility of the administration of the place.
«The Russian Kickboxing Federation expresses its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Elina Guisméyeva (world vice kickboxing champion) and Fatima Zhagúpova (world kickboxing champion). The tragedy occurred on the night of August 4. Two athletes After the end of the training camp, they decided to spend free time in the territory of the yacht club before flying home.
The girls went swimming in the stormy sea and this Monday they were found they found their bodies. The Russian Kickboxing Federation expresses sincere condolences and assists relatives and friends of the victims, «was the statement issued by the Federation through social networks.