The coach of the German national team became an organ donor. Stefan Henze on Monday was in a car accident. The operation does not protect the athlete from death. Relatives of the men gave consent to transplant his organs.
On Monday, Olympic Rio de Janeiro spread the tragic news. The coach of the German national team in slalom Stefan Henze died tragically. August 12, a man got into a car accident. It is reported that he was riding in a taxi to the Olympic village. Next to him was the coach of the German canoeists Christian Keding. Collision men received injuries of varying severity. Christian escaped with minor injuries, and Stefan in a coma was taken to hospital. Later it turned out that the clinic, which serves the athletes at the Olympics, there was the neurosurgery Department. Coach of team Germany had to be transported 20 kilometers to another medical facility. In the hospital Henze had surgery, but it did not affect the life and health of the athlete, and three days after the traffic accident he died from a severe traumatic brain injury.
Despite the fact that Stefan could not be saved, his family decided to give life to four patients. They agreed on the transplant of internal organs of the deceased trainer. Heart, liver and two kidneys were successfully transplanted to other people.
Sports world mourns died in the crash Stefan Henze. Many fans worldwide expressed words of sorrow.
“The IOC mourns the loss of a true Olympian. Our sympathies now are with the family of Stefan Henze, his friends and the whole German national team”, — said the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.
On Tuesday, the German team held a memorial event for the deceased coach, and all the sports facilities in the capital of the Olympic games this year were lowered to half mast the flags of the German national team.
Stephan Henze has died at the age of 35 years. At the Olympics in Athens in 2004 he, along with his partner Markus Becker received a silver medal in rowing slalom.