Demise of world 200m bronze medallist and London Olympian shocks the athletics world
Alex Quiñonez, 200m bronze medallist on the 2019 World Championships, has been killed in his house metropolis of Guayaquil after a capturing incident.
In accordance with experiences the 32-year-old was shot in a purchasing space of Colinas de la Florida, in Guayaquil, the second largest metropolis in Equador.
Quiñonez had a finest 200m time of 19.87, holds his nationwide information from 100m to 400m and completed seventh within the 200m last within the London Olympics in 2012.
His most interesting second on the monitor got here on the World Championships in Doha two years in the past when he clocked 19.98 to complete behind Andre De Grasse of Canada and the winner Noah Lyles of the US.
In doing so he grew to become Ecuador’s second medallist within the World Championships following the race strolling exploits of Jefferson Pérez.
Quiñonez was set to compete within the Tokyo Olympics this yr however provisionally suspended in July for anti-doping whereabouts failures.
His loss of life occurred on the fourth day of a state of emergency which was introduced by the nation’s president Guillermo Lasso to attempt to cease a surge in crime.
— Fed.Ecuat. Atletismo (@FEcAtletismo) October 23, 2021
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