Kenyan double world 10,000m bronze medallist and 2015 world cross county champion Agnes Tirop was found dead Wednesday with stab wounds to her stomach in a suspected homicide, athletics officials said.
Tirop, 25, who finished fourth in the 5,000m at the Tokyo Olympics and was a fast-rising Kenyan female athlete, was found dead at her home in the high altitude training town of Iten in western Kenya.
"Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track," Athletics Kenya said in a statement.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Sudan military reinstates Hamdok, protests persist
10 bodies found in migrant boat off Libya: charity
10 killed in Sudan anti-coup protests
Three dead in Uganda suicide bombings
Gaddafi’s son and Haftar election bids add fresh uncertainty to Libya turmoil
EU and Belarus discuss migrant crisis as Brussels readies sanctions
Malala fears Taliban will keep girls out of school
Swashbuckling adventure novelist Wilbur Smith dies aged 88
Al Jazeera TV chief in Sudan held; six killed in protests