Ekaterina Koroleva

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Ekaterina Aleksandrovna Koroleva (Russian: Екатерина Александровна Королёва; 8 October 1998 – 7 July 2019)[1] was a Russian handball player. She played for Stavropol SKFU and for the women's national team.[2] She was born in Krymsk, Russia.

In 2017 she won at the U-19 European Championships in Slovenia the Silver medal after losing the finale against France. Later the Russian team has lost the medal due to a positive doping test by a team member of Koroleva.[3]

On 7 July 2019, Koroleva drowned in a swimming accident on the closing day of the 2019 European Beach Handball Championship in Stare Jabłonki, Poland, aged 20.[4]

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  1. "Profile". Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. HANDBALL TRAGEDY Beach handball star Ekaterina Koroleva dead aged 20 after drowning in pond at European Championships
  3. handball-world.news: Dopingverstöße: EHF Court of Handball erkennt Russland Silber von der Juniorinnen-EM ab, abgerufen am 8. Juli 2019.
  4. Russian beach handball player dies after swimming accident