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Australia Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades'

06:15  11 july  2020
06:15  11 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

World champion snowboarder dies while spearfishing

  World champion snowboarder dies while spearfishing The 32-year-old experienced free diver and champion snowboarder was found unresponsive on the ocean floor while spearfishing at an artificial reef off Palm Beach. Paramedics were called to Palm Beach following a drowning incident off 19th Avenue about 10.30am today. © Getty Alex Pullin was a two-time world champion. Lifeguards and paramedics performed CPR for 45 minutes but he could not be saved.Pullin was a two-time boardercross world champion and three-time Olympian.He was the Australian flag-bearer for the 2014 Winter Olympic games in Sochi.

Alex ‘ Chumpy ’ Pullin death: the Australian snowboarder has drowned at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast in Queensland. Reports said he was also a keen and experienced spearfisher. Friends, sporting stars and journalists who knew Pullin paid tribute on social media to his generous nature as

Olympic snowboarder Alex " Chumpy " Pullin was diving alone when he was found unconscious on the sea Gold Coast Police District Duty Officer Chris Tritton said another diver located Pullin on the sea floor Tributes have begun to pour in for the Olympian who is being remembered as a "legend" and

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades' © Getty Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades'

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin has been remembered as an incredible athlete who lived life to the fullest and outshined all his accolades.

Hundreds of teary-eyed mourners have paddled out past the breakers in tribute to the three-time winter Olympian at the site of his death.

The 32-year-old champion snowboarder died while spearfishing alone at an artificial reef at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast on Wednesday morning.

"I've never seen someone so dedicated and so driven in his sport, but on top of that, the person he was — I think that outshone all his accolades," surfing champion Mick Fanning said at Saturday's paddle out.

Australian snowboarder Pullin drowns while spear fishing

  Australian snowboarder Pullin drowns while spear fishing Australian snowboarder Pullin drowns while spear fishingMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's double world champion snowboarder Alex Pullin drowned while spear fishing off a Gold Coast beach on Wednesday, plunging the country's winter sports community into mourning.

Two Time World Champion and Australian Olympian Alex ‘ Chumpy ’ Pullin has drowned off the Gold Coast . It’s understood Pullin suffered a medical He appears to be a a very fit person appearance. He's he's known to frequent here regularly as a diver he didn't have oxygen masks on Daniels free

Australian snowboarder Alex ' Chumpy ' Pullin has drowned while spearfishing at Palm Beach on the Gold Coast . Pullin is an avid spearfisherman as well as surfer, recently sharing a series of photos to his "This is an incredibly sad day for us all. Chumpy was a champion bloke as well as being a

"He was an incredible athlete."

"He was a super humble guy, and he was a guy who just really took time to be with people — I'm sure he's up there smiling and keeping a good eye, protecting his family."

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades' © Getty Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades'

Pullin's girlfriend, Ellidy Vlug, led family and friends in a tribute just offshore, while the couple's pet kelpie, Rummi, kept watch on the shore.

"This is a very difficult time for me and I ask that you respect my privacy during this period of grief," Mr Vlug said in a note to the media on Thursday.

"Know that Chumpy absolutely loved life and lived it to the full.

"He lived for us — his family, our puppy Rummi, our amazing friends and the home we made together.

'A natural leader and champion bloke': triple Olympian remembered

  'A natural leader and champion bloke': triple Olympian remembered Tributes are flowing for three-time Olympian and Australia's 2014 flagbearer Alex "Chumpy" Pullin, who died in a spearfishing accident on the Gold Coast.The country's flag-bearer and gold-medal contender hadn't made it past the snowboard cross quarter-finals earlier in the day. The whispers of discontent about his level of taxpayer funded support were whistling through the freezing night air.

" Alex ' Chumpy ' Pullin was one of our great winter sports pioneers He attacked every day with intensity and purpose," he said. The New South Wales Institute of Sport wrote on Twitter: " Alex ‘ Chumpy ’ Pullin was an extraordinary individual who pursued his passions in sport and in life.

Two-time World Champion and Australian Olympian Alex ‘ Chumpy ’ Pullin has drowned off the Gold Coast . It is understood Pullin suffered a medical He appears to be a a very fit person appearance. He's he's known to frequent here regularly as a diver he didn't have oxygen masks on Daniels free

"He was living his dream, our dream.

"I am eternally grateful that I have lived my life with him and I am deeply saddened that his life has been cut short — rest in peace my beautiful man."

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades' © Getty Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades'

Pullen was found unconscious by a snorkeller and brought ashore on Wednesday morning.

Lifeguards and Queensland Ambulance Service officers attempted to resuscitate Pullin on the beach but were unable to revive him.

A police dive squad attended the scene and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

It is believed Pullin may have suffered a shallow water blackout.

Another memorial for Pullin will be held at North Narrabeen in Northern Sydney on Sunday. 

Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades' © Getty Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin remembered at Gold Coast beach as a champion whose personality 'outshone all his accolades'

Pullin was a dual snowboard cross world champion who was the Australian flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

He represented Australia at three Winter Olympic Games — in Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018.

Pullin won gold at the 2011 and 2013 World Championships and claimed bronze at the 2017 edition.

He was also a two-time World Cup winner and won silver at the 2016 Winter X Games.

Australian figure skater dies in Russia .
Australian figure skater Ekaterina "Katia" Alexandrovskaya has died in Russia. The 20-year-old represented Australia with Harley Windsor at the 2018 Winter Olympics.Her death is a tragic blow to the Australian winter sports community in weeks after snowboarder Chumpy Pullin died on the Gold Coast earlier this month.Windsor broke the news about his former skating partner on his Instagram last night."Words can not describe how I feel right now, I am devastated and sick to my core about the sad and sudden passing of Katia," he posted under a photo of the duo in their Australian Olympic uniforms.

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