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Olympic figure skating medallist murdered

2018-07-19 16:45
Denis Ten (Getty Images)

Moscow - Prosecutors in Kazakhstan say Olympic figure skating medallist Denis Ten has been killed - and they are treating the case as murder.

Kazakh news agencies reported that Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who tried to steal a mirror from his car.

Doctors in the city of Almaty said he died in hospital there. He was aged 25.

Born in Kazakhstan to a family of Korean descent, Ten won bronze at the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, becoming Kazakhstan's first medallist in figure skating.

He also won the Four Continents championships the following year and was a world championship silver medallist in 2013.

Ten struggled with injuries in recent years and could only manage 27th at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February.

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