Agnes Jebeto celebrates her bronze medal in the 10,000m women’s final of the 2019 World Badminton Championships.
Kenyan police have identified the husband of long-distance runner Agnes Tirop as a “suspect” of her death after a 25-year-old woman was stabbed on Wednesday.
Police commander Tom Makori of the Northern Cayo Sub-County told AFP that Tyrop’s husband, Emmanuel Rotich, was the target of police chase.
The suspect called Tyrops’ parents and told him he had done something wrong, so I think he knows what happened, -Makori told. Makori provided more information about Tirops’ death in an interview with CNN-affiliated Nation TV.
“When the police went to Tyrop’s house, they found her on the bed with blood under the bed and lots of blood on her floor,” Makori said.
“Police examined her body and found that she had been stabbed in her neck with a knife.”
The Kenyan National Police (NPS) said in a tweet Wednesday that Tirop was a victim of a “heavy crime” and promised a “quick and thorough investigation.”
Tyrop won the bronze medal at 10,000 m in the 2017 and 2019 World Championships and finished fourth at the Tokyo Games at 5,000 m.
Last month, the 25-year-old made history at the Adizero Road To Records event in Germany, 28 seconds behind the world record of just 10km.
The tilop ends at 30:01 and breaks the previous record of 30:29 set by Asmae Leghzaoui in Morocco in 2002. After the race, he said, “I am very happy to break the world record. The pace was good. The course was also very good.”
At the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2015, Tyrop became the second youngest gold medalist in the women’s race after Zola Budd.
Athletics Kenya said the country has lost one of the fastest growing athletics giants on the international stage, Jewels, thanks to her outstanding performance.
Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics, also paid tribute to one of the “brightest young stars” of the sport.
“Cross-country 19-year-old world champion Agnes Jevettyrop was on the world stage in 2015 and has been one of the best long-distance runners in the world for the past six years,” she said in her statement. It is stated in.
It’s a de blow to the entire athletics community, but especially his family, friends, and athletics Kenya and I send their heartfelt condolences.