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Report: Denis Ten, Kazakhstan's First Olympic Skating Medalist, Dies After Being Stabbed During Robbery

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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.

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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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