Denis Ten, Sochi Olympics figure-skating bronze medallist, dies after stabbing in Kazakhstan

Olympic medalist stabbed to death over car mirrors

Olympic medalist stabbed to death over car mirrors

South Korean figure skaters on Friday mourned the death of Denis Ten, a Kazakh star of Korean descent, taking to social media to express their condolences. He also won the silver and bronze medals at the World Figure Skating Championships in 2013 and 2015.

According to Almaty's police department, Denis Ten spotted two unknown suspects trying to dismount and steal side-mirrors of his vehicle at about midday local time (9:00 GMT).

Details have emerged about the brutal knife attack that killed Olympic figure skater Denis Ten. "This is an unthinkable tragedy and irreparable loss".

In a tribute to Ten, the Ice House said not only was he an incredible athlete, but "most importantly, he was a nice guy". A warm personality and a charming man.

"He was one of Asia's most talented and popular athletes and to lose him at such a young age is tragic". He held on for three hours after being rushed to a hospital in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, before he eventually lost his fight.


He finished 27th at those Games, after having only been able to train at low intensity in the run-up.

Adam Rippon tweeted, "My skating friend, @Tenis_Den, passed away today".

According to a statement from Kazakhstan's Interior Ministry, two suspects from the murder have been identified, Reuters reports.

Ten, who won a figure skating bronze medal in Sochi in 2014, died on Thursday after being stabbed in an incident involving two apparent robbers. He continued, "Denis, thank you for showing us how to be a champion". "Your time with us was way too short".

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to Denis' family, friends and fans across the world", it said.

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