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Denis Ten, the first figure skater from Kazakhstan to win world championship and Olympic figure skating medals, died in Almaty today. He was 25 years old.

According to reports, Ten was stabbed in downtown Almaty by two men who were trying to steal mirrors from his car. He was taken to the hospital where he died a few hours later.


In 2014, Ten won bronze in Sochi. He also won two world championship medals—silver in 2013 and bronze in 2015.

Dvora Meyers is a staff writer at Deadspin.

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