Did Joe Biden Fall Asleep at a Memorial Day Ceremony?
These Dems Were Too Busy Coddling Terrorists to Know What Memorial Day Means
Here's What Jason Kelce Told His Wife When She Was Venting About Harrison...
Taiwan's New President Is Taking a Page From the Reagan Playbook
(Corporate) Charity Cases
Oregon Movement to Join 'Greater Idaho' Picks up Steam
Recognizing Palestine
Here's How the Biden Administration Is Reportedly Handling Iran Nuclear Deal
Here's What Squad Members Think Memorial Day Is About
Pete Hegseth Reveals the Stakes, Need to 'Save' the Pentagon After Military Labeled...
How Do New Yorkers Feel About Pro-Hamas Campus Chaos? Here's What a New...
Newsom Signs Radical Pro-Abortion Legislation in Response to Arizona’s Pro-Life Law
There's Been Some Real Red Flags About How the Bidens Are Handling Hunter's...
Jack Smith Files Gag Order Request Against Trump for Lashing Out Over 'Deadly...
Biden Campaign Gets Dismantled by Tim Scott for Dishonest Ad

South Korean Night Club Balcony Holding USA Water Polo Team, Other Athletes Collapses

AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File

A tragic event took place Friday night when a balcony collapsed at a nightclub hosting U.S. athletes in Gwangju, South Korea. Members of USA Water Polo team were on the balcony celebrating their win against Spain when it collapsed. 


"This is an awful tragedy," Christopher Ramsey, CEO of USA Water Polo, said in a statement. "Players from our men's and women's teams were celebrating the women's world championship victory when the collapse occurred at a public club. Our hearts go out to the victims of the crash and their families."

According to the USA Water Polo team's Twitter account, all American athletes are safe and accounted for.

Matt Small, captain of New Zealand’s water polo team, recounted the night's events.

“We were just dancing and then the next minute we dropped five to six metres and everyone started rushing out of the club after that,” Small told New Zealand radio.

According to NBC News, various members of the USA team were injured during the ordeal.

Women's team member Kaleigh Gilchrist, of Newport Beach, California, was the most seriously injured. She suffered a "deep left leg laceration" that required surgery Saturday. Teammate Paige Hauschild, of Santa Barbara, California, required stitches for a right arm injury.

Men's team members Johnny Hooper, from Los Angeles, needed stitches for a cut on his left hand, and Ben Hallock, of Westlake Village, California, suffered minor scrapes to his legs.


Two South Korean athletes died in the incident.

The Gwangju police questioned the bar's owners about an "illegal expansion and renovation at the nightclub, and the legality of its licensing process," The Guardian reported.

The 2019 World Aquatics Championships are currently taking place in Gwangju. Events include swimming, diving and water polo

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos