An elderly Russian swimmer who participated in the World Winter Swimming Championship in Rovaniemi, northern Finland has passed away. The man competed in the 450-metre endurance race in the 70 – 74-year old age group.
The veteran Russian swimmer took ill while competing while competing during the competition’s opening day on March 20. He was given first aid on the scene and later taken to the Oulu University Hospital.
The local travel and tour company Rovaniemi Tourism and Marketing announced Tuesday that the swimmer later died and that his relatives were informed of his passing.