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The famous athlete is found killed

The famous athlete is found killed

Kenyan athlete Tirop, who represented her country at the last Olympics in Tokyo, was found stabbed to death at her home in Iten.

Media reports say police were still working to uncover more details about her death while the first police suspicions are that the young woman was killed by her husband.

The 25-year-old won a bronze medal in the 10,000 meters at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished 4th in the 5,000 meters at the Tokyo Games.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, in a statement, said: "It is sad, utterly unfortunate and very sad that we have lost a new and promising athlete."

The President of the Athletics of Kenya in a statement said:

"Tirop was found dead in her home in Iten, allegedly slaughtered by her husband. "We are still working to find out more details about her murder," said the Kenya Athletics Committee.