Kenya’s 5,000m women’s representative to Tokyo Olympics Agnes Tirop has been found dead.
Tirop was found dead in her house on Wednesday, October 13, in Iten, Elgeyo Marakwet County.
According to Barnaba Korir, the chairperson of Athletics Kenya, the athlete had stab wounds in her stomach. It is suspected her ex-lover is behind the killing.
During Tokyo Olympic games, the 25 year-old emerged fourth in the 5,000m women’s finals afetr clocking 14:39.62.
Tirop was the 2019 World 5,000m bronze medalist. She also won the senior Cross Country Championships honours.