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Top Olympian surfer killed by lightning

28 March, 2021
Katherine Diaz
Katherine Diaz

Katherine Diaz, one of El Salvador’s top surfers, was killed while she was training for a qualifying tournament for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, officials said.

The International Surfing Association — the world’s governing authority for surfing — issued a statement Saturday after the 22-year-old’s death, saying she “embodied the joy and energy that make surfing so special and dear to us all.”

“She excelled at the international competition level, representing her country with pride,” organization said. (CBS news)