Female jockey dies from trotting injuries in France

Trotting
Christelle Zimmer landed heavily on her neck and back in Saturday's meeting

A 25-year-old female jockey has died from injuries sustained in a fall during a trotting race in France.

Christelle Zimmer landed heavily on her neck and back in Saturday's meeting at the Chartres race track.

Zimmer received first aid at the track, with medical staff giving her CPR after she suffered a heart attack.

She was flown by helicopter to Rouen hospital, but also suffered a cerebral haemorrhage and did not recover, sport organisers LeTrot said.

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