It is with profound regret and sorrow that the ISU learnt of the passing of Kazakh Figure Skater Denis Ten.
“This is truly shocking news,” commented the ISU President Mr. Jan Dijkema “Denis Ten was a very talented skater and a true ambassador for Figure Skating. He inspired many children and adults around the world. I send my sincerest sympathies to Denis’ family and friends in this difficult and tragic moment.”
Denis Ten 2013 World silver medalist
Denis Ten was born in Almaty (KAZ) on June 13, 1993. He was the first Figure Skater from Kazakhstan to medal at the Olympic Winter Games when he won the bronze medal at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014. He also made history for his country when he won the silver medal at the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships and he was the first to medal at an ISU competition (gold at the 2008 ISU Junior Grand Prix of Figure Skating event in Gomel (BLR)).
The ISU pays tribute to Denis Ten’s contribution to Figure Skating and his devotion to his beloved sport, he will truly be missed.
Denis Ten 2014 Olympic bronze medalist