Trending

Skating World Reacts After Olympic Medalist Stabbed To Death

The Canadian Press

On July 19, the figure skating world was shocked by the news of Olympic medalist Denis Ten's death.

Ten, who was just 25 years old, was in his hometown of Almaty, Kazakhstan when two men approached his vehicle, trying to steal his car mirrors. The figure skater was stabbed in the thigh and rushed to the hospital. Sadly, three hours later, Ten succumbed to his injuries.  

Associated Press

Ten was a two-time World Championship medalist for Kazakhstan and also won the bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics for men's singles figure skating.

"Denis Ten was an incredible figure skater, the legend of our sport, our pride," said Kazakhstan's minister of culture and sport, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly. "This is an unthinkable tragedy and irreparable loss."

Patrick Chan (left), Yuzuru Hanyu (center), and Denis Ten (right) at the 2014 Sochi OlympicsMaya Vidon-White/UPI

Ten's death was a heavy blow to the figure skating world, and it's clear that he impacted people around the globe, not just in his home country. There was an outpouring of support from those in the figure skating community.

Ten leaves behind his parents, Oksana and Yuri, and his sister Alexei.

Rest in peace, Denis. You were taken too soon.

[source: BBC]

Meagan has an intense love for Netflix, napping, and carbs. If you have a comment about one of Meagan's articles feel free to contact Tristan@shared.com