Alex Quiñónez Dead: What Happened To Him?

The murder of the finalist in the 200-meter dash at the 2012 London Olympics is under investigation.

According to unofficial sources, the sprinter was shot dead with his friend Jojairo Arcalla.

Tragedy shakes the world of athletics and the Olympic Games this weekend. The one who was a finalist in London 2012 in the 200-meter test, Alex Quiñónez, was murdered this Friday in his native country for reasons that are still being investigated.

The event took place in Guayaquil (a city in southwestern Ecuador) and the death was confirmed by Roberto Ibáñez, the president of the Guayas Sports Federation. It was through Twitter where he expressed his condolences for what happened.

“My heart is totally shattered. I can’t find words to describe the emptiness I feel. I can’t believe it, how long are we going to continue living so much evil and insecurity! Rest in peace dear Alex, I’m going to miss you all my life,” he wrote in the aforementioned Roberto Ibáñez social network.

As has been known to date, from unofficial sources, both the athlete Alex Quiñónez and his friend Jojairo Arcalla were shot dead by still unknown subjects. Everything happened in the area known as Colinas de Florida, in Guayaquil.

These murders took place precisely on the fourth day after the state of exception was established in the country due to the increase in crime. Precisely, in this area of Ecuador, there have been several violent deaths in recent weeks.

Ongoing investigation

The Ministry of Sports of Ecuador has also given its condolences for the death of Alex Quiñónez, highlighting in its statement that “the best sprinter in the history of our country” was assassinated. In addition, it was reported at the same time that the events are being investigated by the competent authorities.

Alex Quiñónez is known for being a finalist in the 200-meter dash at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He did not participate in Tokyo 2020 because the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruled him out after failing to appear for routine doping control. The athlete appealed, but finally, they did not agree with him and he could not compete in the Olympic event in Japan.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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