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Who was Alex Quiñónez ?
One of Ecuador’s best-known athletes, Alex Quiñónez, has been shot and killed.
He was shot together with another person outside a shopping center in the city of Guyaquil on Friday night. The reason is not yet clear.
Álex Leonardo Quiñónez Martínez (August 11, 1989 – October 22, 2021) was an Ecuadorian sprinter who competed in the 100 meters and 200 meters .
He won the 100m and 200m at the 2012 Ibero-American Athletics Championships, with his national record of 20.34 in the 200m qualifying for the Olympics.
He ran a new Ecuadorian national record of 20.28s in the 200m heats at the 2012 Summer Olympics and qualified for the final. He finished seventh in the final.
Quiñónez won the bronze medal at the 2019 World Championship in the 200-meter event.
He qualified to represent Ecuador at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the 200 meters in Tokyo, but was provisionally suspended for “whereabouts” less than a month before the games began.wikipedia
Tributes have been pouring in to Quiñónez, 32, who was described by the Ecuadorian athletics federation as the best sprinter in the country.
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11 August 1989
Esmeraldas, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
President Guillermo Lasso promised that those responsible for the murder will be found and punished.
It comes after a 60-day national state of emergency went into effect in Ecuador on Monday in response to a wave of violent crime.
Official figures suggest that the number of murders in the first eight months of this year is double that of the same period last year.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm the murder of our athlete Alex Quiñónez,” announced the Sports Department on Twitter.
“We have lost a great athlete, someone who allowed us to dream, who moved us … he was the best sprinter this country produced.”
Quiñónez won the bronze in the 200 meters at the 2019 World Championships in Athletics in Doha. He was suspended prior to the Tokyo Olympics due to “breach of his whereabouts obligations.”
President Lasso tweeted his condolences.
“May he rest in peace. Those who take the lives of Ecuadorians will not go unpunished,” he said.
Quiñónez was killed on 21 October 2021 in Guayaquil by gunshots.
22 October 2021 (aged 32)
Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador
This is the second murder of an international athlete this month.
Agnes Tirop, a Kenyan runner who recently broke the world record for women-only 10 km road races, was stabbed to death in her home. Her husband has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
|100 m 10.09 (+2.0 m/s) (Medellín 2013)
200 m 19.87 (−0.1 m/s) (Lausanne 2019)