Alex Pullin died in a diving accident: he was world snowboard champion

Snowboarding champion Alex Pullin died in an apnea spearfishing accident near Palm Beach, Australia.

Alex Pullin was 32 years old and was Australian. World champion of snowboarding, he died in a tragic spearfishing accident in apnea near Palm Beach on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

According to reports from local sources, Pullin was found unconscious underwater by a diver who was diving.

It would have been brought to shore by lifeguards but the paramedics, who intervened in an attempt to revive him, could not do anything to save his life.

He had won the snowboardcross world championships in La Molina in 2011 and in Stoneham in 2013.

At the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014 he had been a standard-bearer.

The Australian snowboarder , nicknamed 'Chumpy', had also taken part in the Vancouver Olympics in 2010 and PyeongChang in 2018.

"Alex was a beloved member of our community and we will miss him very much," Snow Australia wrote in the news of the death. (source AGI)

Alex Pullin and the successes

Alex Pullin was born on September 20, 1987.

A bright career in which only Olympic gold was missing.

In his career, two gold medals won in the snowboardcross World Championships shine, the first in the 2011 La Molina championships, the second in the 2013 Stoneham championships.

He also obtained a bronze in Sierra Nevada in 2017.

He did not do well in the Olympics, in 2014 he was eliminated in the quarterfinals, while in 2018 he finished sixth after falling in the last meters of the final.

Source: Blitz Quotidiano

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