While performing some exercises on first day at gym, Zenida Carvalho ,a 29-year-old woman athlete, who is a state-level gold medallist, died of cardiac arrest.
The incident occurred yesterday morning at Cardio Gym Crossfit in Evershine Nagar.
Carvalho, who is the only earning member of her family, was suffering from diabetes for the past couple of years.
Carvalho was doing some light exercises, when suddenly she fell down and became unconscious.
The gym staffers and other people present at the spot, took her to the nearest hospital, but she was declared dead on arrival due to cardiac arrest.
Carvalho was a state-level champion in short put and had also won medals for discus and javelin throw, in district and state-level competitions.
Sanjay Hazare from Waliv police station said, “An accidental death case has been registered in the matter. Following post-mortem, the body was handed over to her parents.”