VIDEO: Soccer Player Struck By A Bolt Of Lightning During A Game

VfL Bochum 1848 v 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 - Second Bundesliga

VfL Bochum 1848 v 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 - Second Bundesliga

Video shows the moment a Russian footballer is struck by a bolt of lightning is clearly visible. Znamya Truda goalkeeper Ivan Zakborovsky was training when lightning struck him on the pitch.

While his teammates were training near the touchline, the keeper was about to kick the ball towards goal when the incident happened on July 4. Club general director Igor Mayorov said: “There was a clear sky, albeit overcast, but neither rain nor wind. If there was a thunderstorm, then we would not have been training.”

His club tweeted that his condition is stable and there is no “life-threat.”

“Everyone acted quickly, very professionally, the ambulance arrived in eight minutes,” added Mayorov. “Most likely he had a respiratory arrest, he received first aid, maybe because of this the child is alive.
“We transported him from Orekhovo-Zuevo to the hospital in Lyubertsy. They made an ECG, his heart is normal.”


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