World-Shaking death of DENIS TEN
Death of prominent Champion is a dramatic loss for Kazakhstan.
Today, July 19, 2018, Kazakhstan has suffered a dramatic loss. Denis Ten, Kazakh figure skater - bronze medalist, a two-time World medalist (silver in 2013, bronze in 2015), the 2015 Four Continents champion, the 2017 Winter Universiade champion, and a five-time national champion of Kazakhstan has died at the age of 25, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
Denis Ten was a sportsman who was always looking to the future and setting new goals. Sports observers always asked in astonishment each other: "Why does this guy never rest?" After all, while other leaders of the world figure skating after the Olympics could just enjoy his rest, Denis spoke at the start, organized ice shows, which, incidentally, first appeared in Kazakhstan only thanks to him.
"Figure skating is my girlfriend. All my time, all my energy, all my immediate goals dedicated to it," Denis Ten said jokingly.
The last start for Denis Ten was the Olympic Games in South Korea, where he went with an injury which did not allow him to perform well.
"I am very pleased to be the first sportsman in the history of Kazakhstan’s figure skating who won the Olympic medal, but I'm very sorry that we still do not have the younger generation in men's figure skating, the guys who could give me the opportunity to take a break at least in a year to heal injuries. Injuries are like a game of dominoes. One trauma follows another. It's very difficult. Sport is the daily space loads on a person's body. Despite all the difficulties, I train every day, and I had many opportunities to do something different in life. It must be, therefore, after the Olympics in Sochi, I wanted to finish my career. But I continue to love sports and I want to bring joy to all my fans. All the young guys who are performing now are easier for them than for me. I hope that this is only our first success, and Kazakhstan is facing a grand future ahead. I am grateful to all Kazakhstanis for following my career, for not standing still, but still moving, this is the most important thing," Denis Ten stated talking with Kazakhstani journalists.
Denis Ten has for a long period lived and trained in Canada, US but always admitted that he falls in love in Almaty forever.
"Kazakhstan is forever my ‘number one’ country although I visited many places when I come home, I never cease to admire Almaty, I regret that I can't spend more time in my beloved city. I come here with great joy and I leave with tears in my eyes, there are unique people who know how to enjoy the successes of others from the bottom of their heart, which I have never met anywhere else," Denis Ten noted.
Many representatives of the sports community have a lot of trouble of believing that.
"I cannot believe! It is hard to take in! What happened is putting us in a real shock, 25 years old. A very talented sportsman, a versatile, interested young man who is making plans for life. Desiring to do business. Denis wanted to promote Kazakhstan around the world. If you compare Denis with one of the outstanding figure skaters of our time, though remote but I would compare Ten with Stefan Lambiel. When Denis was on the ice, he always tried to skate for the audience. May he rest in peace! It is impossible to believe that Denis is no more, he is forever in our hearts, I've been to Almaty, the city has not made any dangerous impression on me ... How can this happen ... I do not know. In the future, only positive events will unite us," Russian commentator Alexander Grishin announced.
“We are crying now, here at the stadium in Moscow, where we raised it. Grief, tragedy ... This is the most talented boy of all, clever. It is impossible to find words ... What is it? We condole with his mother ... I do not even know how to choose the words," famous figure skating coach Tatyana Tarasova said with difficulty holding back tears.
Immediately after the news of the death of the outstanding sportsman, the famous Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibegenov a close friend of Denis Ten expressed his condolences. The skater even planned to perform in an arbitrary program at the Olympics in South Korea to the music of Kudaibergenov, but the trauma did not allow Denis to show the number on Korean ice.
"I never thought that I was going to write this post ... I can not believe this ... Denis, my brother, my friend, we will miss you ... Thank you for your friendship Jackie, YOU ARE A GREAT MAN, GREAT !!! You are a legend! It's a pity that you left this world such early ... I will always admire you, miss you! You are the hero who devoted his whole life to the image of our country! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! I do not want to believe in this ... I can not ... I will never forget our last conversation Rest in peace...! My condolences to all your relatives and friends ... They are done ... the scum, " Dimash Kudaibergenov wrote.
"How and why?" - these are the main questions that everyone is being asked ...
"It's not just the figure skater who has left, but part of us! Part of me, how? Just no words ... Let these creatures die, who are involved, sit down and die in jail, bastards," the 2002 Olympic champion Alexey Yagudin wrote on his social network page.
President of the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan Timur Kulibayev also expressed Condolences on the untimely death of Denis Ten.
"On my own behalf, on behalf of the National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan and the entire sports community of our country, I express my deep condolences to you on the untimely death of your son Denis Ten. Today is really a rainy day for all of us - who knew, loved and admired the talent and creativity of the young figure skater. Throughout his sporting career, Denis was an example of determination, strength of spirit and champion character, which at such a young age managed to stand at the sources of the entire national figure skating. Kazakhstan today lost its outstanding Champion. We mourn with you. A bright memory of Denis Ten will always be in the hearts of all Kazakhstanis," the NOC President’s condolences reads.
Minister of Information and Communications of Kazakhstan Dauren Abayev also expressed his condolences in connection with the death of the figure skater.
"We really could not save our Champion, in our memory he will forever remain bright, open and young." Good-bye, Denis!" Dauren Abayev wrote on his Facebook page.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko expressed his condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased Kazakhstan figure skater Denis Ten, RIA Novosti reported.
"My God, what a life this is ... Young people leave due to such incidents ... I remember Denis as a brilliant sportsman who performed magnificently at the Sochi Olympics. I have no words, I want to express my condolences to the family of Denis and his relatives," Mutko said to RIA Novosti news agency by phone.
"It's horrible! Horror, I have no words, I express my condolences to my family, friends, fans, it's a great loss. He was a terrific man, a terrific sportsman. "This is terrible news ... there is no words ...", ttwo-time Olympic champion in figure skating Yevgeni Plushenko said by phone to RIA Novosti news agency.
Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly expressed his condolences in connection with the death of the famous Kazakhstan figure skater, bronze medalist of the Sochi Olympics Denis Ten.
It should be added Mayor of Almaty Bauyrzhan Baibek expressed his condolences to the family.
"His death is an irreplaceable loss for the whole of Kazakhstan. I offer my sincere condolences to the relatives and friends of Denis. It was an outstanding sportsman and a true patriot who, through diligence and perseverance, set an example for all the young people. Denis will forever remain in our memory and our hearts a cheerful and kind person," the official message of Almaty Mayor reads.
The funeral of the Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten will be organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in conjunction with the Almaty Mayor’s Office. The date and place of the funeral will also be announced tomorrow, while it is reported that funeral is tentatively scheduled for July 21.
On the fact of the murder of Denis Ten, which took place today in Almaty, a pre-trial investigation was launched, BNews.kz reports referring to the press service of the Prosecutor General's Office.
It is reported an investigative and operational group of the most experienced employees of the Department of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Internal Affairs was created for the investigation of the criminal case.
The course of the investigation is taken to the control of the General Prosecutor.
Bnews.kz is very sad of untimely passing Denis Ten and express their condolences to the relatives and friends. This is a huge tragedy and a loss for all of Kazakhstan.