Olympic Star and World Medalist Found Dead in Her Home

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An Olympic medalist has been pronounced dead after she was found unresponsive in her home…

The twenty-five-year-old world medalist, Agnes Tirop, was found dead in her home on Wednesday…

And according to police, her death looks like foul play.

Read on for the devastating news surrounding her death…

After news of her passing reached social media, thousands of fans left tributes to the athlete…

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The star athlete, who remarkably placed 4th in Tokyo’s 5000M this year, was found dead by police in her home in Kenya…

Police are currently investigating the scene, but according to a report made by Athletics Kenya, her death appears to be a homicide.

Chairman, Barnaba Korir, of Athletics Kenya, which Tirop was a member, confirmend the tragic news online…

He wrote: “Athletics Kenya is this afternoon distraught to learn about the untimely death of World 10,000M bronze medalist Agnes Tirop.”

Korir went on to share Tirop’s incredible achievements over the years, and just how much enthusiasm she had for the spot…

“Kenya has lost a jewel who was one of the fastest-rising athletics giants on the international stage, thanks to her eye-catching performances on the track. Just last month, she broke the women-only record in the women’s 10km at Road to Records Race in Germany, timing 30:01.

“Last week, she finished an impressive second, timing 30:20 at the Valencia Half Marathon.”

But that’s not all, it turns out Tirop had a “decorated CV…”

Winning a “World Cross Country” title in 2015, during which she made history as the 2nd youngest medalist at that level.

“She also won the Africa Cross Country Championship in 2014 in Kampala, Uganda as well as the World Junior Cross Country Championship in 2013 in Bydgoszcz, Poland.”

A well as honoring her many accolades, Korir also shared the disturbing details of her untimely death…

As it turns out, when police found Tirop, she reportedly had multiple stab wounds to her abdomen.

And according to Korir’s report, it’s her husband who is the main suspect…

“Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband. We are still working to unearth more details surrounding her demise,” he wrote.

Korir concluded his statement, writing: “We pray that God may grant strength to family and friends at this difficult time.”

We hope that the perpetrator is caught and brought to justice as quickly as possible.

Rest in peace, Agnes Tirop.