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South Korean rider dies after equestrian fall at Doha

South Korean rider dies after equestrian fall at Doha

South Korean rider Kim Hyung-chil has died after falling from his horse during the equestrian competition in rainy conditions Thursday at the Asian Games. He was 47.
Kim, from Seoul, fell from his horse on jump No. 6 on the cross country stage of the three day eventing competition and was taken to hospital, Asian Games organizing committee spokesman Ahmed Abdulla Al Khulaifi said.
The organizing committee later confirmed the death of an equestrian athlete.
Reports said his horse, Bundaberg Black, got caught in an obstacle, throwing Kim and then rolling over the rider. Kim never regained consciousness and died shortly before noon local time.
The 7th day of the Asian Games began in wet conditions under steady rain. Several events were postponed to allow conditions to improve.


Updated : 2021-10-27 02:37 GMT+08:00