Rio 2016: Tennis Physio Dies of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

French tennis physiotherapist Patrick Bordier died of sudden cardiac arrest during the Rio Olympics. And what is worse, German swimmer Sarah Köhler observed how one thing after another went wrong: the first aiders clearly didn’t know how to correctly resuscitate, so the swimmer and her boy friend got involved and demanded to call a doctor and a defibrillator. And even though Patrikc Bordier had collapsed right at the entrance into the Olympic village, even 30 minutes later neither had arrived.

Köhler’s summary of the event gives a devastating impression: “Things might be different in Brasil but wherever that many people are gathered as here during the Olympics, having enough public defibrillators should be a given”.

Posted on August 14, 2016 by

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