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Olympic weightlifter shot dead in Colombia

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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