Kazakhstan: Funeral held in Almaty for slain Olympic figure skater Denis Ten

Thousands of people gathered at Almaty's Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, Saturday, to pay their last respects to the Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten who was killed on July 19. «I always repeat that he was not only a great athlete, but a very good person. We'll miss him,» Kazakh singer Ali Okapov said. Producer Alua Kolunova said: «he was humane. It's the most important thing that... Еще many people are lacking today.» The 25-year-old athlete was stabbed during a struggle with two men who were attempting to steal mirrors from his car. He was taken to a hospital and succumbed to his injuries later in the day. Denis Ten is the first Kazakh figure skater to have won an Olympic bronze, at the 2014 Sochi games.

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