The athlete is expected to be taken out of intensive care within days
The former biathlete and star of the Bulgarian national biathlon team Krasimir Anev has been brought out of a medically induced coma. He is still in intensive care under anesthesia, but is “awake, contactable and recovering quickly and without complications.” This was reported to Dir.bg by his coach Georgi Furtunov, who hopes that after this “turning point” for Anev, things will go in a positive direction for him.
It is expected that the athlete will be taken out of intensive care and transferred to the VMA department within days. Apart from Furtunov, doctors are also optimistic about Anev’s condition.
“He is strong – both physically and mentally, and I believe he will fully recover. I hope things will go in a positive direction for him after that, because he has been through a lot,” commented his coach. He declined to comment on the reasons that led to the incident. According to Furtunov, if Anev wishes, he will comment on what happened himself.
Until now, it is known that the former biathlete shot himself near the “Drenov dol” dam near Kyustendil. Since then, the 36-year-old athlete has been kept in an induced coma at the WMA, as the lower part of his lung was affected by the shot. Subsequently, Anev underwent surgery, and his condition was initially described as serious but stable.
The military prosecutor’s office is working on several versions of the incident, one of which is a possible suicide attempt.
Krasimir Anev is among our best biathlon competitors – he is the European champion for juniors and men in the individual discipline of 20 kilometers. Participated in three Olympics – Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018.
In the world cup, the best ranking of the self-made man was fourth place in the mass start of 15 kilometers at the beginning of 2015 in the German city of Oberhof.
At the end of his career, Anev had disputes with the management of the federation, training only with Georgi Furtunov until 2020, when he retired from his racing career.