Agnes TilopAccording to the Kenya Sports Commission, a Kenyan elite long-distance runner who finished fourth in the Tokyo Olympics was found to be stabbed to death at home.
She is only 25 years old.
According to reports, the police are actively looking for Agnes’s husband, who has not been seen since his death.
this British Broadcasting Corporation According to reports, Agnes’ father called the police on Tuesday night, worried that his daughter could not be contacted.
According to British media reports, sadly, when the police arrived at her home in Iten, Kenya, they found Tirop lying on the bed surrounded by a pool of blood.
The police said that there appeared to be a stab wound on the runner’s neck… They believed this was the cause of her death. According to reports, she also had a stab wound in the abdomen.
When they arrived, Agnes’ husband was not at home… There has been no news since the authorities arrived at the scene.
Tirop is one of the best long-distance runners in the world. In fact, just last month, she set the women’s world record in the 10km race in Germany. Agnes also won the bronze medal at the 2017 and 2019 World Athletics Championships.
The Kenyan Athletics Agency said in a statement: “The Kenyan Athletics Association is upset by the untimely death of world 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop.”
From Adidas to the President of Kenya, everyone is worried about this tragic loss.
“It is disturbing, very unfortunate and very sad that we have lost a young and promising athlete who is only 25 years old and has brought so much glory to our country,” Uhuru Kenyatta, The President of Kenya said in a statement.
“The Adidas family is deeply saddened by the tragic news of Agnes Jebet Tirop. Agnes is an amazing man, a record-breaking athlete, and a beloved member of our family. All of us will miss her very much, and her legacy will be passed on forever Go down in our memory,” the sportswear giant wrote on Twitter.