Ex-Olympic champion?

May 3, 2010

Ex-Olympic champion Lavrova killed in crash

WSMOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Olympic rhythmic gymnastics champion Natalia Lavrova died in a car accident on Friday, the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation said.

Just so you know, an Olympic athlete who wins gold is never referred to as an “ex” Olympian.

Once an Olympic athlete, ALWAYS an Olympic athlete. I am writing this about your article about the late Ms. Natalia Lavrova.


Russian gymnasts celebrate their gold medal in the all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastic competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 28, 2004. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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