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French sports stars killed in helicopter crash

Tributes have been pouring in on Tuesday morning for 3 French sports activities stars killed in a helicopter crash in Argentina.

Two helicopters collided close to Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, around 1200 kilometres north-west of Buenos Aires, killing eight French nationals and two Argentinians throughout filming for actuality tv present ‘Dropped’.

Amongst these killed have been Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, boxer Alexis Vastine and sailor Florence Arthaud, the Argentinian authorities mentioned.

British swimmer Fran Halsall paid tribute to 25-year-old Muffat, posting on Twitter:

Muffat gained gold in the 400 metres freestyle at London 2012 – forward of bronze-medallist Rebecca Adlington – in addition to silver in the 200m freestyle and bronze within the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Twenty-eight-year-old Vastine claimed gentle welterweight bronze at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, whereas 57-year-old Arthaud was thought of as one of many world’s finest sailors.

French president Francois Hollande mentioned in an announcement revealed on the website of French day-by-day Liberation: ”The brutal demise of our compatriots is an immense disappointment.”

Former Arsenal ahead Sylvain Wiltord, a reported contestant on the truth present who was not in both helicopters, tweeted: “I’m unhappy for my pals, I tremble, I’m horrified, I’ve no phrases, I can’t say something.”

Different French sports activities stars additionally took to Twitter to mourn their compatriots.

Components One racing driver Romain Grosjean tweeted: “Horrified to be taught of the dying of Florence Arthaud, Camille Muffat, Alexis Vastine and all the opposite individuals who have been on board.”

Tennis participant Paul-Henri Mathieu posted: “Horrible … Braveness to households and pals.”

Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat was one of many French sports activities stars killed in a helicopter crash.

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