Olympic mountain biker Burry Stander, 25, was killed during training after colliding with a taxi near his home in Shelley Beach, South Africa Thursday.
“I’m totally shattered,” said South African Olympic Committee President Gideon Sam, referring to Stander as “talented, ultra-competitive, but at the same time extremely humble and a true gentleman.”
Famed South African national teammate and friend Oscar Pistorius tweeted the he was “absolutely devastated” by the news of Stander’s passing.
“RIP my friend,” he finished.
Stander, an under-19 and under-23 world champ, finished fifth in London and had a bright future ahead.
As expected the U.S. took gold in both men’s and women’s basketball, with the men winning their third consecutive Olympic gold medal and the women running their streak to six straight. But there was a lot more to take in at the basketball venues, including Serbia’s men’s team winning their first Olympic basketball medal (as an independent nation), and Spain doing the same in the women’s bracket.
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