Famed Olympic Swimming Star Dies While Training in Florida

March 19, 2019Mar 19, 2019

A famous Olympian has sadly just passed away. News of his death is spreading across the world like wildfire.

According to reports, Olympic swimmer Kenneth To has died at the young age of only 26-years-old. To is best known for his incredible performances in the pool.

"Kenneth To, a swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia at the 2013 world championships, has died after becoming ill while training in Florida. He was 26. To won six medals for Australia at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, including gold in the 400-meter medley. At the 2013 worlds in Barcelona, To was part of Australia’s silver medal-winning 400 medley relay squad," reported AP News.

To's cause of death has not been released at this time. Officials are working to determine exactly what went wrong with his body.

″(To) felt unwell at a training session and was taken to hospital where sadly, he passed away,” the Hong Kong Sports Institute said on Tuesday in a statement. “Kenneth was known as a truly exceptional person, warm, funny and kind.”

To was originally from Hong Kong. He had completed for Australia due to the fact that his parents moved his family to the island nation was he was just a young boy. He recently decided to swim for Hong Kong in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and had been training tremendously hard.

"To was in Florida for a three-month training camp with the Gator Swim Club at the University of Florida in Gainesville. In December he competed at the world short-course championships in China and placed sixth in the 100-meter medley," according to reports.

Please join us in sending our prayers to his family during this awful time. We pray they find comfort in his memory and in their faith with our Lord.

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