According to a statement from Kazakhstan’s Interior Ministry, two suspects from the murder have been identified, Reuters reports.
One was detained, and a photograph of the second was released as police continue to look for him.
Ten was knifed during an altercation with two men after he confronted them for trying to steal his car mirrors in the city of Almaty. (CNN)
Kazakhstan’s Olympic medal-winning figure skater Denis Ten has been stabbed to death at the age of 25.
News agency Kazinform reported Ten – who won bronze at Sochi 2014 – was stabbed in the thigh in Almaty on Thursday after two men tried to steal his car mirrors.
Ten, twice a World Championship medallist, was rushed to hospital but died three hours later of his injuries.
“Unfortunately, he is not with us anymore,” said a government spokesman.
American figure skater Adam Rippon wrote on Twitter: “He was so kind to everyone and a huge inspiration to me and so many other people.
“Denis, thank you for showing us how to be a champion. Your time with us was way too short.”