US figure skating champion commits suicide


John Coughlin

John Coughlin // Photo: Instagram

Two-time US champion in figure skating was found dead. Initially, his own sister reported about the terrible tragedy in social networks. The woman said that the athlete has committed suicide. The causes of the tragedy are still not reported.

The latest Instagram post of 33-year-old John Coughlin testified that he was not in the best of spirits. Five days ago, the athlete posted a snapshot of the snowy courtyard of his own house in Kansas and accompanied him with an ambiguous signature: “There is no strength either yesterday or today. I hope everyone will get warm someday. ” The death of the athlete was a blow not only for his family and friends, but also for colleagues.

“We are shocked to hear about John’s death. We sincerely condole with his father Mike, sister Angela and other members of his family, ”said the US Figure Skating Association.

John Coughlin was a two-time US figure skating champion.

John Coughlin was a two-time US figure skating champion. // Photo: Legion Media

John Coughlin could boast a brilliant sports career. He twice became the champion of the United States: in 2011, he won in a pair with Caitlin Yankouskas, and a year later won a duet with Cady Danny. Also, the figure skater won silver in the championship of four continents in 2012.

After finishing his sports career, he worked as a trainer and sports commentator. At the end of 2018, he was removed from figure skating activities because of the charge of violence. Recently, an athlete engaged in charity. In particular, he helped people suffering from cancer.

The death of the skater was a tragedy for the sports community of America

The death of the skater was a tragedy for the sports community of America // Photo: Legion Media

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