Natalia Lavrova

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Natalia Lavrova
Full name Natalia Aleksandrovna Lavrova
Country represented  Russia
Born (1984-08-04)4 August 1984
Penza, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died 23 April 2010(2010-04-23) (aged 25)
Penza Oblast, Russia
Hometown Penza
Discipline Rhythmic gymnastics
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[edit]

Lavrova was born in Penza, Soviet Union. Her first coach was Olga Stebeneva at the Dinamo club in her hometown of Penza.

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.[1] The car (VAZ 2114) was completely destroyed by fire after the accident.[2] The driver of the other car was injured.[3][4]


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