Discomfort and anger for the death of Agnes Tirop: the Kenyan authorities found the body of the champion in her home in Ites
Dismay and devastation in the world of international athletics for the news that has spread throughout the world in the past few hours. The middle distance runner Agnes Tirop, 25, originally from Kenya, was stabbed to death, most likely by her husband. The police are investigating the bloody death of this rising gem of international sport.
Agnes only had 25 years old, yet he had already achieved very important results worldwide.
It was in his home in Iten, in Elgeyo Marakwet County. That house, located at a very high altitude above sea level, was his training base to continue growing and winning, just as he had done a few months ago.
Some neighbors have heard in recent days of yell out come from the home of the champion. Those screams had been followed by days when Agnes was untraceable. Hence the concern and the alarm raised to the local police forces.
Right on the spot, the investigators found, inside the house, the lifeless body of Tirop. The corpse presented several injuries from edged weapon, one of which is fatal on the abdomen.
The successes of Agnes Tirop and the condolences of the Kenyan federation
Although it has not yet been confirmed by the authorities, the number one suspect for this femicide is precisely the husband of the woman, who is still a fugitive.
Barnabas Korir, president of the Nairobi branch of the federation Athletics Kenya, confirmed the news of the death of the young cross-country skier and expressed deep pain and infinite anger for what happened, in an official note published on the channels Twitter of the federation itself.
Our country has lost a jewel, one of the fastest growing athletics giants on the international scene, thanks to its captivating performances on the track.
Despite her young age, she was only 25, Agnes Tirop already had participated and it was already placed in several important international events.
He participated in the world cup of athletics in London 2017 and Doha 2019, placing both times at the third step of the podium. Podium only missed at the last Tokyo 2020 Olympics, held in the summer just ended.
After the Japanese Olympics, Agnes had participated in a competition in Germany. She had literally won that race, running the 10 kilometers in a time of 14: 39.62, which has marked, since then, the new world record.