Former world champion Paralympic rowing found dead while trying to swim across the Pacific ocean

Экс-чемпионка мира по паралимпийской гребле найдена мертвой при попытке переплыть Тихий океан

Angela Madsen

Three-time world champion in Paralympic rowing Angela Madsen died at the age of 60 years, trying to cross the Pacific ocean, reports The Guardian.

She was found dead by the coast guard. The body of the sportswoman was tied to a 20 foot boat

Madsen wanted to set a record, becoming the first woman with paralysis, which crossed the Pacific ocean. If she succeeded, she would also be the most age among women who managed to cross the ocean.

The athlete also competed in the shot put. In this kind of competition, she won bronze in the Paralympics 2012 in London.

We will remind, in April of last year, a blind Japanese guy on the yacht crossed the Pacific ocean.