Sad news greeted the world in football on Thursday morning: Denis Ten, a Kazakh skater who won the Olympic bronze in Sochi, reportedly died after being stabbed in the streets of Almaty. He was 25 years old.
A message from RT.com says Ten has gotten into a heated argument with two men trying to steal the mirrors out of the car. The argument turned into a physical argument, during which Ten suffered a stab wound. He was unconscious in the streets until the pawns found him and picked up an ambulance.
Ten were reportedly stabbed in the upper thigh and lost three liters of blood before being rushed to the hospital. According to Kazinform, he underwent an operation and kept life for several hours in the hospital before he died of his injury.
Denis ten figure skater
Ten won the bronze medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014. He was loved in Kazakhstan, and even in June he organized a ice show called “Denis and Friends” in Astana, which brought together famous skaters from around the world and coincided with the 20th anniversary establishing Astany as the capital. He fought wounds to compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018 to take hold of his Korean legacy and finished 27th.
Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports Arystanbek Mukhamediul shared his discontinued reaction on Facebook, translated by Kazinform.
Denis Ten is an incredible cartoonist, the legend of our sport, our pride. He died despite the fact that the best doctors fought for his life. It was just 25. It’s a terrible and dishonest tragedy. It is a huge loss for his family and for all of us who really knew, loved and seriously respected him. […] And today our “golden boy” is gone as a result of a knife attack … It would be a miracle to save Denise. We believed that miracle until the end was over. Unfortunately this did not happen. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family. This is unimaginable tragedy and irreparable loss. ”
The world of crawling, as fans, as well known skaters, mourned the loss of Ten on Twitter.
Completely devastated by the passing of Denis Ten. He was as bright and kind as he was talented. This is such an incredible loss and tragedy. My heart is with his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/pXGB2OdvYg
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) July 19, 2018
“Denis Ten was a great athlete and a great ambassador for his sport. A warm personality and a charming man. Such a tragedy to lose him at such a young age.” -IOC President Thomas Bach pic.twitter.com/YIZhBHy6Fi
— Olympics (@Olympics) July 19, 2018
“Warriors of Kazakhstan,” Sochi 2014 gala
Great athlete, one-of-a-kind artist, and by all accounts, lovely human being. 💔 pic.twitter.com/UDkuT6zUsu
— FigureSkatingMisc (@figureskatingm1) July 19, 2018