Vigor Bovolenta

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Vigor Bovolenta
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Personal information
Full name Vigor Bovolenta
Born (1974-05-30)30 May 1974
Porto Viro (RO), Italy
Died 24 March 2012(2012-03-24) (aged 37)
Macerata, Italy
Height 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
Vigor Bovolenta
Medal record
Men's volleyball
Competitor for  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team competition
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1995 Athens/Patras Team competition
Silver medal – second place 2001 Ostrava Team competition

Vigor Bovolenta (30 May 1974 – 24 March 2012) was a volleyball player from Italy. Bovolenta was part of the men's national team that won the European Championship in 1995 and the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics.[1]

He died at the age of 37 only a few hours after feeling faint (allegedly suffering a heart attack) during an Italian League fourth level game between his team, Forlì, and the reserve team of Macerata.[2] He had severe coronary artery disease similar to Sergey Grinkov.

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  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ Marisa Poli (24 March 2012). "Malore in campo. Addio a Bovolenta" (in Italian). Retrieved 24 March 2012. 

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