Agnes Tirop was assassinated. A world record holder and Olympic athlete was fatally stabbed.
Several stab wounds were found in Agnes Tirop’s neck and abdomen.
Agnes Tirop, a well-known Kenyan Olympian, was found stabbed to death at her house just two months after placing fourth in the 5000-meter long-distance event in the Tokyo Olympics. She won bronze in the World Athletics Championships twice, once in 2017 in London and again in 2019 in Doha. The 25-year-old world champion set a new world record in the women’s 10 km road race in Germany last month, clocking in at 30:01 minutes.
The great athlete was discovered dead at her house in Iten, Kenya, on October 13, 2021. Tirop’s father had just filed a missing person report for her the day before. When the policemen arrived at her house to inquire, “they found Tirop on the bed and a puddle of blood on the floor,” according to the local police chief. They noticed she had been stabbed in the neck, which led us to conclude it was a knife wound that caused her death.” Several stab wounds were found in her neck and abdomen. Meanwhile, her husband, a murder suspect, is still on the loose.
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“Her husband is still at large, and early investigations tell us her spouse is a suspect because he cannot be found,” police said of Tirop’s husband, Emmanuel Ibrahim Kipleting. Police are looking for her husband, who may be able to explain what happened to Tirop.” He is said to have called Tirop’s parents and told them he had done something wrong.
Agnes Jebet Tirop, who was born in 1995, rose to fame in 2012 after finishing second in the Kenyan Cross Country Championships. She won bronze in the international Junior championships the same year. In 2014, she replicated her achievement. Tirop won gold at the World Cross Country Championships in China in 2016, making her the second-youngest woman to do it after Zola Budd.
“It is unsettling, completely regrettable, and very sad that we’ve lost a young and promising athlete who, at the tender age of 25 years, had brought our country so much honor,” Kenyan President Kenyatta remarked. Even more terrible is the fact that Agnes, a Kenyan hero by all accounts, tragically lost her life. Brinkwire News in a Nutshell