FIG President: 'Shock and sadness' following fatal bus accident involving gymnasts in Russia06/12/2016
FIG President Bruno Grandi expressed his shock and profound sadness at the tragic news of a fatal road accident involving a bus transporting 31 young Russian Acrobatic gymnasts and three coaches December 4 in Russia.
Twelve people, 10 teenagers and two coaches, were killed and many more severely injured in the accident, which happened on a highway about 30 kilometers away from Khanty-Mansiysk. The group of gymnasts, aged 7 to 16, were on their way back from a competition.
“This is very sad news,” Grandi said. “In these difficult times, our thoughts are with the victims, their families and loved ones. On behalf of the International Gymnastics Federation and all those who love the sport of Gymnastics, we wish to express our deepest condolences.”