Olympic figure skater Denis Ten stubbed in Almaty

Olympic figure skater Denis Ten stubbed in Almaty

First Kazakh Olympic figure skating champion Denis Ten has died at the age of 25, the country's Ministry of Healthcare has confirmed.

"Unfortunately, he is not with us anymore," Kazinform cited spokesman of the ministry Yernar Akimkulov as saying.

Earlier it was reported that Denis Ten was stabbed by two unknown men in Almaty today. 

As a result of the stab wound Denis lost 3 liters of blood. Paramedics rushed him to a hospital where physicians were fighting for his life. He remained in critical condition and was clinging to his life for almost three hours. 

The republic's Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kassymov and Minister of Healthcare Yelzhan Birtanov said the attack on Ten will be thoroughly investigated.

The Kazakh skater won Olympic bronze in 2014.


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