Stella Dimoko Olympics Coach Stefan Henze Dies In Rio Car Crash


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Olympics Coach Stefan Henze Dies In Rio Car Crash

The coach of Germany's Olympic canoe slalom team has died from head injuries after his taxi crashed into a concrete barrier in Rio de Janeiro.

Stefan Henze at the 2004 Athens Olympics

The 35-year-old was travelling back to the athletes' village in a taxi with Cristian Katini, a sports scientist on the team, when they hit a concrete barrier head on.
 Henze, a former Olympian who won a silver medal in the canoe slalom C2 at the 2004 Games in Athens, was taken to the nearest hospital for emergency brain surgery and his condition was described as "critical".

DOSB announced his death in a statement on its website, saying: "The coach of the German canoe slalom team at the Olympic Games succumbed to his head injuries in the presence of his family."

DOSB president Alfons Hormann said: "We are very sad today. Words can not describe approximately what we feel in the Olympic team after this terrible loss."
"Today sports, for which the entire team came to Rio, moves into the background," said team chief Michael Vesper.

"Our thoughts are with his family who had the chance here to bid farewell."
The German team said it will hold a ceremony on Tuesday at the Place of Mourning inside the Olympic Village where the athletes live and has asked the International Olympic Committee to fly all German flags in the venues at half staff.

Oh,so sad!!!


  1. Sad indeed! May his soul rest in perfect peace.

  2. Awwwww. RIP. Very sad

  3. Oh my God! RIP n may God grant d family fortitude 2 bear d loss.

  4. RIP!

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  5. Hmm this rio Olympic get as e be. If they're not robbed at gunpoint by purported policemen it is accusations of sexual misconduct now it's death. Na wah. RIP


  6. @white berry, what a Lost? Hmmmmmmm OK. No problem. Continue

    1. James you too dey follow correct person English? Wonders shall never end... Kwantinu.

  7. See Rio and die. What a sad lost to his family. Am sure the driver must be drunk or what can i say about him to have hit the pavement.

    May God console all


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