One of Russia's most prominent female athletes, a three-time world champion in rhythmic gymnastics, Alexandra Soldatova, is in serious condition following an apparent suicide attempt, Russian media report.

The gymnast, 21, has been hospitalized in Moscow on February 5, according to MSK Agency.

Doctors report self-inflicted injuries. The athlete is known to have been diagnosed with bulimia.

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Currently, the patient is not subject to questioning and has provided no information on circumstances of the injuries, the source said.

According to the Baza Telegram channel, the athlete allegedly cut veins on her left wrist.

Alexandra Soldatova is a three-time world champion as part of Russia team (2014, 2015, and 2018), as well as world champion in the ribbon act (2018). In addition, the Russian gymnast three times won the European Championship (2015, 2017, and 2019).