Olympic champion Medvedtseva injured in an accident due to breaking through the glass bolt

Olga Medvedtseva

The car, which drove biathlete Olga Medvedtseva, Svetlana Sleptsova and Olga Vilukhina, got in an accident on the route Borodino — Krasnoyarsk. About it reports “TVK Krasnojarsk”.

A source told the publication that the driver was Medvedtseva — two-time Olympic champion, also known under the name Pyleva. During the movement from the oncoming car came off the bolt and flew into the windshield of the car athletes. Detail broke the barrier and got in the temporal part of the head of the driver.

42-year-old woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury, was taken to the hospital. There it operated. Threat to the life of the sportswoman, but some time Medvedtseva will spend in the hospital. “Her condition is characterized as moderate severity”, — reported in a press-service of the regional Ministry of health.

Sleptsova and Olga Vilukhina was not injured.

Medvedtseva (nee Samorodova) retired at the end of the 2009-10 season. Your best results she has achieved, acting under the name Pyleva. At the 2002 winter Olympics in salt lake city she won the pursuit race and won the bronze medal in the relay, also is the champion in Vancouver 2010 in the relay race. In addition, she has six gold medals at the world Championships.

Sleptsova and Olga Vilukhina announced his retirement from professional sports in autumn 2016 and summer 2017, respectively.