|Full name||Natalia Aleksandrovna Lavrova|
4 August 1984|
Penza, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Died||23 April 2010
Penza Oblast, Russia
|Head coach(es)||Irina Viner|
|Former coach(es)||Olga Stebeneva|
Natalia Aleksandrovna Lavrova (Russian: Наталья Александровна Лаврова, 4 August 1984 – 23 April 2010) was a dual Olympic gold medalist. Lavrova was the first group rhythmic gymnast to win two gold medals in the rhythmic gymnastics group event at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics.
Life and career
Lavrova died in a car accident in Penza Oblast in 2010. She was a passenger in a car driven by her pregnant sister Olga Popova (Ольга Попова) who also died in the collision with another vehicle near Penza, some 600 kilometers south-east of Moscow. The car (VAZ 2114) was completely destroyed by fire after the accident. The driver of the other car was injured.
- "Monument to Natalia Lavrova to be erected in Penza". sportcom.ru. 26 April 2010.
- (in Russian)Двукратную олимпийскую чемпионку Наталью Лаврову похоронят в воскресенье в Пензе
- "Olympic Champ Natalia Lavrova Dies in Car Accident". New York Times. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.[dead link]
- "Gymnastic Olympic champ dies in car crash". Voice of Russia. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.