Lightning Kills 22-year-old Woman Training For Olympic Games (Photo)

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It is a sad time for El Salvador following the tragic loss of the country's surfer,  Katherine Diaz.

The 22-year-old was killed by lightning while preparing for her Olympic debut this summer.

It was gathered that the young lady had entered the water to start a training session near her home in El Tunco when she was struck around 5pm on Friday, March 19. 

Emergency services and medics were called to try to save her, but Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene. 

She was training for the upcoming ISA World Surf Games in El Salvador, which she hoped would lead to qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, the first Games to include surfing. 

“A great athlete who has represented our country has left us,” the Salvadoran Surf Federation said in a post paying tribute to Katherine Diaz on social media. “See you soon, great warrior. El Salvador is in mourning.”

The International Surfing Association paid tribute to Diaz in a Facebook post.

“It is with a heavy heart that the ISA has learned about the passing of El Salvador’s Katherine Diaz,” read the statement. “Katherine embodied the joy and energy that make surfing so special and dear to us all, as a global ambassador of the sport.”

[NewsNaira]


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Issa AbdulGaniyy
1 month ago

Eeeeee so painful saaaaaaaaa 


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Nyake Ekpene
1 month ago

Abeg, village pipo follow d oyib0?


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Eeyah 

Maumy her soul rest in peace


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Badmus Rukayat
1 month ago

Xddfghhddghhfsdgg


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Maumy her soul rest in peace


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So sad rest in peace. 😭


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May her soul rest in perfect peace.


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22year old woman


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Desire Osunde
1 month ago

So painful may her soul rest in peace


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It not ordinary.


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Witches and wizards from her village at work


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