Denis Ten, an Olympic bronze medalist in men’s figure skating, was stabbed to death in Kazakhstan https://t.co/gF29MksaoA— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 19, 2018
Denis Ten, 25, became the first Kazakh ice skater to win an Olympic medal when he took home bronze in the 2014 Olympic games. In 2015, choreographer Lori Nichol said of Denis: "The way his blade touches the ice and the way he moves his body through space on the ice is highly individual. And his passion is not just throwaway passion. It’s this really deep, profound passion, and when he lets it out, I’ve been reduced to tears in practice sometimes because, oh my God, I get blown away. I’ve worked at a high level and never seen anyone like it."
On Thursday, Ten was stabbed during an attempted robbery by two men in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He was taken to the hospital and CRP was administered for 2 hours, unsuccessfully.
The International Skating Union said: "The ISU is deeply saddened by the news from media in Kazakhstan announcing the passing of Figure Skater Denis Ten. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Denis’ family, friends and fans across the world."
Fellow figure skater Adam Rippon also posted a statement: