Lesley Cantwell

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Lesley Cantwell
Personal information
Nationality New Zealand
Born 22 February 1987
Te Anau
Died 7 June 2013 (aged 26)
Papeete, French Polynesia
Sport
Sport Racewalking

Lesley Judith Cantwell (22 February 1987[1] – 7 June 2013) was a New Zealand racewalker. Cantwell won the gold medal in the women's 5000 m road walk at the 2013 Oceania Athletics Championships in Tahiti on 4 June 2013. While waiting for the medal ceremony, she felt unwell and collapsed. She was taken to a local hospital where she died three days later.[2][3]

She died on 7 June 2013, aged 26, from a suspected subarachnoid hemorrhage.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Cantwell profile at all-athletics.com. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Kiwi athlete Cantwell dies in Tahitian hospital". Stuff.co.nz. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Race walker Cantwell dies in Tahiti". TVNZ. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 

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