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Manx athlete dies during World Winter Games in South Korea

Wed, 30 Jan 2013


A Manx athlete competing in the Special Olympics Winter Games in South Korea has died.

 

Gareth Cowin passed away after being struck with a deadly virus earlier this week.

The 25 year old was an immensely popular figure on Island and a keen sportsman who had previously won a gold medal in Athens in 2011.

 

The Manx team will continue on to compete for the remainder of the games.

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