David Gomez Flores, a young athlete from Mexico, died of cardiac arrest during a college judo competition, his university reported Sunday, May 15.
“We regret to inform you that U de G student and collegiate judo athlete David Gómez Flores passed away during a collegiate judo competition. Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and coaches,” read a post on the young athlete Tweets of death from cardiac arrest.
Enviamos a su familia, amigos y entrenadores nuestras más sentidas condolencias. pic.twitter.com/HqyQ9ayItw
— University of Guadalajara (@udg_oficial) May 15, 2022
The full report of the young athlete’s death following cardiac arrest is as follows:
“The University of Guadalajara deeply regrets the sensitive passing of David Alejandro Gomez Flores, a management undergraduate student and athlete from the Virtual University System (SUV).”
“The athlete represented the university in the 2022 National Universiade, hosted by the Autonomous University of Juarez (UACJ) in Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), involving the discipline of judo.”
“Sudden cardiorespiratory arrest during his personal 100kg Mac competition. Athlete received CP from medical staff on the field of play.”
“He was then transferred by ambulance to a specialist medical centre, where he was taken to intensive care, where he died.”
“The authorities of the University of Guadalajara, who participated in the game, have been following the situation from the first moments of the incident and are in constant contact with his family to provide them with all necessary support.”
“The University community extends its condolences to family and friends for this tragic loss.
“Sad news. The Judo Association of Tapatia, Jalisco and UdeG confirmed the death of judo player David Alejandro Gómez Flores, who participated in the National Universiade Death, he was based in Ciudad Juárez and the category was over 100kg. Rest in peace,” read another tweet about the young athlete’s tragic death after cardiac arrest.
La Asociación de Judo Tapatíade de Jalisco y la UdeG, Confirmaron el fallecimiento del judoca David Alejandro Gómez Flores quien participaba en la Universiada Nacional, con sede en Ciudad Juárez, categoría más de 100 kgs. Descanse en Paz pic.twitter.com/MtBcw7bgFI
— Ariel Leguizamón🇦🇷🇲🇽🌎 (@tvarieldep) May 15, 2022
News of the young athlete’s cardiac arrest follows similar news earlier this month, when Colombian singer Mr. Blake also lost his son to cardiac arrest.
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