Argentinian spear hurler Braian Toledo has been killed in a bike crash, months before he was set to speak to his nation at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The 26-year-old, who completed tenth at Rio 2016, kicked the bucket in a mishap roughly 30 miles from Buenos Aires, as per British paper the Daily Star.
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Argentine Olympic Committee President Gerardo Werthein was among those to pay tribute to Toledo, who won the debut Youth Olympic spear title in the wake of conveying the nation’s banner at the Opening Ceremony. We have lost an incredible person…a remarkable competitor, modest, liberal, constantly strong of others, Werthein said in an announcement.
‘I can just say that ought to be recognized as the extraordinary competitor he might have been, however for the most part in light of the incredible individual he was. Continuously so unassuming, considering others. I keep the best recollections, I’m glad to have met him and imparted these last minutes to him’.
Toledo becomes famous when he won gold at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. He got gold awards at the South American Under-23 Championships in 2012 and 2014 and struck gold indeed at the 2017 South American Championships.
The promising spear hurler put tenth in the decoration round of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the best wrap up by an Argentine since Ricardo Héber at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics.
We will miss you. We will petition God for you. My sympathies to the entire family right now miserable minute. Toledo contended at the 2012 Olympics in London at 18 years old and completed 30th in the spear occasion. He won gold at the 2017 South American Championships and was 28th in the spear last at that year’s World Championships in London. Toledo’s best Olympic outcome came at Rio 2016, where he put tenth.