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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Olympic Boxer Killed

MOSCOW — Olympic boxing gold medalist Bekzat Sattarkhanov was killed in a New Year’s Eve road accident in his native Kazakhstan, Itar-Tass reported Monday. He was 20 years old.

Sattarkhanov was one of the standouts of the Sydney Games’ boxing competition. He beat Ricardo Suarez of the United States to win the gold medal.

According to Itar-Tass, Sattarkhanov was driving into the city of Turkestan in southern Kazakhstan for a New Year’s Eve celebration when the accident occurred. Kazakh authorities could not immediately be reached for comment.