August 14, 2020

Australian world champion Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin drowns – La Provincia


The Australian star of ‘snowboarding’ Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin is dead at 32s in a tragic accident in Palm Beach (California), while practicing spearfishing. He was diving in apnea, he was not wearing an oxygen mask but he was equipped with a weight belt. Pullin had twice been world champion in ‘snowboard cross’ and was one of the most popular and outstanding winter sportsmen in Australia. Proof of this is that he was an Olympic flag bearer for his country at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

‘The Courier Mail’ has reported that Pullin He underwent lipothymy in shallow water this Wednesday at 10.30 local time, apparently due to the loss of oxygen. The emergency services came shortly thereafter and he was rescued from the seabed without being resuscitated. The body was found by a diver who brought it to the surface before the rescuers intervened.

The honors

He participated in three Olympic Games, although without getting a medal. She was close at Pyeong Chang 2018, in South Korea, when she qualified for the final of ‘Snowboard cross’ where she finished in sixth position. Instead, she won three medals at the World Snowboard Championship between 2011 and 2017. Specifically, he was proclaimed world champion of ‘cross’ in La Molina in 2011 and in Stoneham in 2013. In addition, he was third in Sierra Nevada in 2017. His record also has a runner-up at the Winter X-Games in Aspen 2016.

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