MOSCOW — Lina Cheryazova, the primary woman to win an Olympic aerials skiing gold medal, has died. She become 50.
Officials within the Russian city of Novosibirsk, in which Cheryazova lived for the closing decades, said she died “following a lengthy infection,” with out giving in addition information.
Competing for Uzbekistan, Cheryazova gained gold with a triple turn while aerials skiing debuted on the Olympic application in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway.
Competing notwithstanding a training injury, Cheryazova pulled off a triple turn to win gold via less than one point notwithstanding nearly falling on the touchdown.
Shortly after triumphing, she learned her mother died 3 weeks earlier than. Her mom have been severely wounded in an industrial twist of fate and reportedly asked that Cheryazova now not be instructed of her demise till after the opposition.
Cheryazova’s profession was derailed later that year while she suffered a extreme head damage whilst education inside the United States and spent days in a coma. She retired after failing to qualify for the 1998 Winter Olympics.
She retired after the 1998 Winter Olympics, where she did not qualify for the final. With poverty vast in Uzbekistan following the fall apart of the Soviet Union, Cheryazova moved to Russia, in which she helped to raise finances for skiers and regarded at government events to popularize recreation and health.
Cheryazova remains Uzbekistan’s simplest medalist at the Winter Olympics, and the best female to win a gold medal at the Summer or Winter Olympics for the Central Asian country