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Cuban, Alegna Osorio Mayari, has died after being hit in the head with a hammer. The Youth Olympian was just 19-year-of-age.
“We share this unbearable pain with her family,” said Osvaldo Vento, president of the Cuban National Sports Institute.
The accident happened in April, during a training session. She went into a coma. It has now been confirmed that she passed away on Tuesday as a result of her injuries.
Team USA hammer thrower Gwen Berry also sent her condolences to Mayari’s family. She said, “Sending love to her family during this time. This is so sad.”
And a Cuban sports director, Reynaldo Varona Martínez, added, “Cuban athletics are in mourning. After an accident during training and a tough battle for her life, athlete Alegna Osorio passed away.”
Her personal best in the event was 63.90m (5kg). She also threw the hammer 69.30m with the 3kg weight.