A 14-year-old kickboxer died when a blow to his chest caused cardiac arrest in a rare medical “fluke”, an inquest has heard.
Scott Marsden, from Sheffield, collapsed during a kickboxing bout in Leeds in March 2017.
Wakefield Coroner’s Court heard he died from a rare disruption of the heart’s rhythm caused by a direct blow at a specific moment in the heart cycle.
The pathologist said Scott had no pre-existing heart defects.
Dr Kerry Turner, consultant paediatric pathologist, told