The Ecuadorian Olympic sprinter

Álex Quiñónez

was shot dead this Friday in the city of


, as confirmed by the president of the Guayas Provincial Sports Federation, Roberto Ibáñez, in a message on the social network Twitter.

"My heart is totally shattered, I ca

n't find words to describe the emptiness I feel,

" Ibáñez wrote.

In addition, another citizen who was with


at the time of the attack and tried to flee

was also killed

, according to the Ecuadorian media

El Universo


The Ecuadorian Police have announced that they have "activated the teams" to

capture those allegedly responsible for the attack

, although they have not offered further details.


qualified for the

2012 London Olympics

, where he made it to the 200-meter dash final.

In 2019 he won the bronze medal at the

World Athletics Championships

held in Doha, also in the 200-meter category.

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