A 26-year-old javelin thrower from Argentina was killed Thursday in a motorcycle accident just months before he was due to compete at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to a report.
Braian Toledo was killed near Marcoz Paz, a city some 30 miles west of Buenos Aires, according to local reports.
Toledo finished in 30th place during the 2012 London Olympics when he was 18 years old. Four years later, he scored a 10th-place finish at the Rio Olympics.
In 2017, he won gold at the South American Championships.
“We have lost a great person (…) Extraordinary athlete, humble, generous, always supportive of others,” Gerardo Werthein, president of the Argentine Olympic Committee, said in a statement, according to the Daily Star.
“We will miss you very much. We will pray for you. My condolences to the whole family in this heartbreaking and sad moment,” he added.
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