the Two men by a court in the city of Almaty has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for killing the Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten.
Denis Ten was stabbed to death with a knife in July last year after a disagreement with persons, who allegedly tried to steal the mirror from his car in his hometown of Almaty, Kazakhstan.
He later died of his injuries at a hospital in the city at the age of 25 years.
Kunstskøjteløberen achieved his career highlight when he won bronze at the winter OLYMPICS in Sochi in 2014. It was the first Kazakh medal in figure skating at the OLYMPIC games ever.
He already had his big international breakthrough when he won silver at the world championships in 2013.
In the last year, he struggled a great deal with damage, and at the winter OLYMPICS in Pyeongchang in 2018, ended the he on a 27.-space.
since then there was talk that he might retire from figure skating, and focus instead on its economics.
the President of the Kazakhstan Olympic Committee Timur Kulibayev, expressed great sorrow when he heard the news in July.
- today is a dark day for all of us who knew and loved this young figure skater, and was inspired by his talent and creativity.
- throughout his career, went to Denis at the front with its motivation, its strong setting and with a personality like a champion, wrote Timur Kulibayev at the time.