18-year-old Italian figure skater Ellie Mattiuzzo died in a car accident in San Marino This is reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
According to the source, the Fiat 500 car, in which the 18-year-old athlete was with her fiancé, drove into the oncoming lane in the vicinity of San Marino and collided with another car. The couple died on the spot. The driver of the other car was seriously injured.
Mattiuzzo, as a member of the Italian national team, participated in the World Junior Synchronized Skating Championships in Switzerland. In her free time, she was fond of car racing.
On October 10, Russian skater Ruslan Zakharov died as a result of a truck run over while jogging in Khabarovsk. The winner of the junior world championship was hit by a Toyota Dyna truck. The 23-year-old athlete was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries, but it was not possible to save him.