The world athletics neighborhood was in shock on Thursday as experiences emerged from Kenya of the loss of life of World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop, who was discovered useless at her residence in an obvious stabbing incident. According to an announcement by Athletics Kenya, Tirop, 25, was discovered useless in their residence in ITen after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. Reports stated that the police are persevering with to analyze the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident which occurred simply over a month after Tirop competed on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
“We are nonetheless working to unearth extra particulars surrounding her demise,” Athletics Kenya said in its statement on Wednesday evening.
“Kenya has lost a Jewel, who was one of the fas1cs1-rising athletics giants on the international s1age. thanks to her eye-ca1ching performances on the track.
“Just last month, she broke the women-only record in 1he women’s 1Okm at Road to Records Race in Germany. timing 30:01. Last week, she finished an impressive second, timing 30:20 at the Valencia Half Marathon,” the Athletics Kenya assertion stated.
Tirop’s adorned CV additionally features a World Cross Country title in 2015 throughout which she made historical past because the second youngest medallist at that stage.
She additionally received the Africa Cross Country Championship in 2014 in Kampala, Uganda in addition to the World Junior Cross Country Championship in 2013 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Two-time world medallist and world record-holder Tirop had tried so as to add an Olympic medal to her resume however had completed fourth. She got here agonizingly near including an Olympic medal to her resume as she completed fourth in the 5,000m at Tokyo 2020.
Since coming back from Tokyo, Tirop slashed 28 seconds off the earlier 10km street race report and posted a formidable time of 30:20 ultimately week’s Valencia Half Marathon.
“Athletics has misplaced one in all its brightest younger stars in essentially the most tragic circumstances,” World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said.
“World cross country champion at just 19, Agnes Jebet Tirop burst onto the global scene in 2015 and has been one of the world’s best female distance runners over the past six years.
“This is a terrible blow to the entire athletics community, but especially to her family, her friends, and Athletics Kenya and I send them all our most heartfelt condolences,” he stated.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened. Our prayers and ideas with the household. Rest in peace, champion (Folded fingers),” tweeted the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).