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Japanese Olympic hopeful Tsudoi Miyazaki killed in France

Tsudoi Miyazaki was hit by a car while training.

Japanese athletics is in mourning after the life of Paris 2024 hopeful Tsudoi Miyazaki was tragically cut short.

Miyazaki had dreams of making the Olympic Games and was training toward qualifying for the athletics spectacle in the city of Orleans, which is around 120 kilometers southwest of the French capital.

According to the Japan Triathlon Union (JTU), she was fatally struck by a car on Wednesday at a bicycle training camp and passed away aged 25.

“World Triathlon and the Japan Triathlon Union want to offer our deepest condolences to Ms. Miyazaki family, friends, coaches and teammates,” said the JTU, which is cooperating with local authorities, in a statement.

“The thoughts of all the Triathlon Family are with you all in these terrible times.”

French police are still investigating the incident and haven’t released any information in relation to it yet.

A native of Toyama City in Japan, which is around 300 kilometers from Tokyo and 200 kilometers from former Winter Olympics host Nagoya, Miyazaki started her triathlon career while in college and showed early promise by winning Japan’s U23 Triathlon Championships in 2019.

Placed 142 in the women’s World Triathlon rankings and 14th in Asia, she was training for the summer Olympics in Paris in 2024 and had her eye on the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics too.

Miyazaki was most recently seen competing in the Pontevedra World Cup held in Spain last weekend and finished 50th with a time of 2:13:33.

Taking to Instagram to address the performance, she admitted that she hadn’t “reached a good level yet” but seemed upbeat.

“It was a good experience, so I want to make use of what I felt next so that it doesn’t end there!” she added while thanking the organizers for letting her “take on the challenge” plus her followers for their encouragement.

While making its joint tributes with the JTU, World Triathlon noted that Miyazaki was expected “to grow into a leading, high-performing triathlete in the future”.

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  1. An accident..on purpose???
    Perhaps she was a threat to another ‘athlete’ that the ‘fans’ (those betting on the race) had picked out and placed big money bets on…
    Nothing would surprise us, given that the ‘training ground’ was sharing the space with vehicles as opposed to a closed training ground circuit.
    These games are only a distraction from the governments orchestrating the Great Reset using the C40 methodology and Klaus Schwab’s demented Zio-Communist Nazi mindset!
    And the Commonwealth games parties are awash in drugs, alcohol and high-stakes betting while we’re being robbed of our freedoms, rights and due-processes!

    • True…!
      Just like the Kiwi, Aussie, Korean and American Troops did in Vietnam, Korea, and…World War Two.
      These athletes get gold, silver and bronze medals for riding a bike, running around a track, jumping into a pit of sand, throwing a javelin, shot-put or discus, and yet the Veteran gets little or no recognition except for one day a year!
      The contribution that Veterans have made are deserving of medals, respect, and dedication for the years they gave to our nations, 24/7, 365 days a year for an average of 12 years, as opposed to ‘The Games’ that are for entertainment only, and not part of a nation’s strength to remain a country!

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