08:16 GMT18 February 2020
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    Denis Ten, who won the bronze at a male single skating competition at Sochi’s Winter Olympics and several medals at world championships, was lethally wounded as he tried to stop two unidentified people from stealing his car’s mirrors.

    Kazakhstan’s top figure skater, Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten, has died in hospital, where he was admitted with severe knife wounds after a street fight. Passers-by found him bleeding in the streets of the country’s largest city, Almaty. According to reports, the 25-year-old athlete spotted two people stealing mirrors from his car and tried to stop them but was stabbed in the scuffle.

    Now the city police and interior minister are looking for the attackers, while people are bringing candles and flowers to the site of the deadly attack.
    The country’s authorities, the International Skating Union, the International Olympic Committee and prominent athletes, as well as social media users from all over the world, are mourning the loss and expressing their condolences.

    ​At the peak of his career, Ten won an Olympic bronze medal in 2014, as well as the silver and bronze during the world championship in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

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