Orange County Olympian Kaleigh Gilchrist injured after night club balcony collapses in South Korea

UNITED STATE water polo gamer Kaleigh Gilchrist experienced a significant laceration on her left leg after a porch as well as stairs collapsed at a cocktail lounge in Gwangju, South Korea in the early hours Saturday early morning, reportedly killing 2 people and also injuring even more than a lots others as the city held the FINA World Championships.

The case at the Coyote Ugly club occurred just hrs after Gilchrist, a former Newport Harbor High and also USC standout as well as a 2016 Olympic gold medalist, helped the U.S. women’s water polo team capture the gold medal.

USA Water Polo spokesperson Greg Mescall validated that Gilchrist underwent surgery Saturday in Gwangju for the injury.

U.S. men’s players Johnny Hooper and also Olympian Ben Hallock, both previous celebrities at Harvard-Westlake High, also were harmed after a veranda and also stairs inside club apparently fell down, Mescall validated.

Hooper endured a laceration on his left hand that called for stitches while Hallock endured scrapes to his leg, USA Water Polo said.

U.S. females’s group gamer Paige Hauschild (San Marcos) likewise experienced a laceration on her best arm that required stitches, according to UNITED STATES Water Polo.

The case apparently occurred around 2:30 a.m. as well as with around 370 people inside the club. The club lies near the professional athlete’s town.

The U.S. ladies’s team defeated Spain 11-6 on Friday to claim their 3rd successive gold medal at the Globe Championship. The team, including several players from Orange County, has actually already received the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Maddie Musselman (Corona del Mar) didn’t play in the last Friday as a result of ailment, Mescall claimed.

Gilchrist likewise is a standout web surfer who contends worldwide Surf Organization. She was the Orange Area woman professional athlete of the year at Newport Harbor.

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