Olympic runner Alex Quiñónez, 32, lethally shot in Ecuador

Ecuadorian Olympic runner Alex Quiñónez was lethally shot Friday in the port city of Guayaquil.

The passing of the 32-year-old was affirmed by the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee and the Ecuadorian Athletics Federation.

“The astonishing takeoff of the bronze medalist of the last World Athletics World Cup [in Doha, Qatar in 2019] leaves a profound aggravation, yet his inheritance as the best runner in our set of experiences will everlastingly stay in our souls,” the council tweeted Saturday morning.

As indicated by the Ecuadorian paper El Universo, Quiñónez was shot Friday night under conditions that “have not yet been explained.”

Quiñónez turned into a public saint in 2012 subsequent to arriving at the 200-meter last at the London Games and completing seventh in a race won by Usain Bolt.

“I have no words to communicate the trouble, defenselessness and irateness that overpowers me,” Andrea Sotomayor, the secretary-general of the Ecuadorian Olympic Committee, tweeted Friday night.

“Álex Quiñónez was the equivalent of quietude and the most clear illustration of flexibility. His misfortune leaves us with an aggravation in the chest,” she composed, adding “such a lot of insidiousness!”

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso said that “the people who end the existences of Ecuadorians won’t go unpunished.”

“We are extremely upset for the excruciating loss of Alex Quiñónez, father, child, an incredible runner who denoted the game,” Lasso composed on Twitter.

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