Edwin Mosquera Roa: Olympic weightlifter shot dead in Colombia

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Olympic weightlifter Edwin Mosquera Roa has died after being shot in the Colombian city of Palmira.

Colombia’s Olympic Committee¬†described Mosquera Roa¬†as “one of the most prominent Colombian weightlifters of recent times”.

The 32-year-old competed at the 2016 Games in Rio, finishing seventh in the 69 kilograms division.

He was also a professional soldier, serving 14 years in the Battalion of Engineers Agustin Codazzi of Palmira.

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Source: www.bbc.com

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