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Source: Ronald Martinez / Staff

Tributes Pour In After Olympic Medal-Winning Figure Skater Is Stabbed To Death

By Mark LoProto

Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten, 25, was rushed to the hospital after being stabbed to death during a robbery attempt in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The tragedy has struck the figure skating and Olympics community hard, drawing in tributes for the young and accomplished athlete.

Local news outlet Tengri News reported that the Kazakh skater caught two unidentified men rummaging through his car. According to the Almaty Department of Internal Affairs, they were “trying to steal mirrors.” A fight ensued and Ten was stabbed. Despite attempts to resuscitate him at the hospital, Ten had lost too much blood. 

The suspects are still at large.

The sudden death of Ten has drawn a lot of attention from outlets like ISU Figure Skating and even the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach.