Lara van Ruijven

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Lara Victoria van Ruijven (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlaːraː vɑn ˈrœyvən]; 28 December 1992 – 10 July 2020) was a Dutch short track speed skater. She was born in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands.

At the 2018 Winter Olympics, she was part of the Dutch 3000 metres relay team that won a bronze medal. She won gold at the World Championships one year later.

Van Ruijven was hospitalized on 25 June 2020 after falling ill from an autoimmune disease in Perpignan, France.[1] She died on 10 July 2020, aged 27.[2][3]

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  1. "Speed Skating: World champion Van Ruijven critical condition after falling ill in France". Reuters. 10 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  2. "Dutch short-track world champion Van Ruijven dies at age 27". Associated Press. 10 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  3. "Shorttrackster Lara van Ruijven (27) overleden". NOS. July 10, 2020.