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Surfer Olympian Katherine Diaz dies after being struck by lightning

El Salvadoran Olympic surfer Katherine Diaz died Friday (March 19) after being struck by lightning while training for an upcoming event in her homeland.

The 22-year-old Diaz competed in international surfing events and was training for a qualifier event to make her country’s team for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Games, where surfing will be a medal sport for the first time.

Diaz was training at El Tunco Beach, about 10 miles (16km) south of capital San Salvador, when she was struck by lightning just after entering the water, local media reported.

 

 

 

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