Violetta Degtiareva (Tennis) Dies in Practice

Jul 18, 2013
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It could be a congenital heart condition, but the circumstances seem slightly odd.

A 23-YEAR-OLD Russian tennis player who was hailed as the next Anna Kournikova dropped dead during a training session as a result of heart failure, a report said Thursday.
Despite her popularity, news of Degtiareva’s death was not immediately released and only became public when close friend and tennis player Anastasia Vdovenco posted her shocked reaction on Facebook, Central European News reports.
Details about what caused Degtiareva’s heart failure are unknown and Russian media outlets have not specified where she was training before she died, according to CEN.
Violetta Degtiareva, ‘The next Anna Kournikova’, drops dead at tennis practice
 
Jul 26, 2012
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wrinklyvet said:
I hope people don't feel inspired to take you up on the invitation to speculate.

Poor girl and very sad for her family and friends.
Crocodile tears.
 
Sep 29, 2012
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D-Queued said:
Alternately, a victim. And speculation is, in fact, standing up for victim's rights and not wanting to see more victims.

Female Russian tennis players aren't the only young athletes to die under strange circumstances.

Ephedra Tied To Pitcher's Death

Dave.
+1

Much better to have discussion than sweep unpleasant things under the rug.
 
In the world of the Internets, speculating on a young girls death, is fair game.
It's clearly vital to the anti doping movement.
Not in poor taste.
Not uncaring
Not idle speculation, for entertainment.

No sir........
 
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andy1234 said:
In the world of the Internets, speculating on a young girls death, is fair game.
It's clearly vital to the anti doping movement.
Not in poor taste.
Not uncaring
Not idle speculation, for entertainment.

No sir........
so it's alright to feed PEDs to young girls, but it's not alright to discuss it.
right.
 
Athletes dying under mysterious circumstances is an issue that should be taken seriously, but the thing is, it's absolutely impossible to tell whether any specific case is due to doping or to strictly natural cases, and hence talking about a specific case is not really useful.
 
sniper said:
so it's alright to feed PEDs to young girls, but it's not alright to discuss it.
right.
Oh right, I hadn't realised that PEDs had been fed to this young girl, and caused her untimely death. I must have missed that part.:rolleyes:

1.Its not alright to feed PEDs to young girls.
2.Its not alright to infer wrongdoing, in this young girls death.

It's clearly a difficult concept for you, , but both can be wrong at the same time.

Crack on though, doping discussion shouldn't be deterred by basic human decency., sorry, sanctimony.
 

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