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The coach spoke about the cause of death of the 24-year-old Russian bobsledder

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Coach Kristina Antonova said that the deceased bobsledder Bankov was diagnosed with cancer

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The personal trainer of bobsledder Maxim Bankov, Kristina Antonova, spoke about the cause of his death. Her words are quoted by TASS.

“According to preliminary information, the athlete was diagnosed with rapidly developing lymphoma. This was the last diagnosis in the hospital, which remained in question. Maxim burned out in a month, ”Antonova said. She added that she had not yet seen the official conclusion of the pathologist.

On November 23, the Russian Bobsleigh Federation (FBI) announced the death of 24-year-old Bankov. “Maxim had the future of one of the best pilots in the country, the strength and hard work to achieve his goals. Such a loss is difficult to accept, and it is impossible to come to terms with it, ”the FBI said and expressed condolences to the athlete’s family and friends.

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Maxim Bankov was a member of the Russian junior team. He was a candidate for master of sports. Together with Grigory Voloskov, Sergey Baklanov and Andrey Andriyanov, he became the silver medalist of the 2020 European Championship in the fours competition.

Source: Lenta

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