21-year-old Turkish taekwondo athlete has died while competing against a Slovenian athlete because of a heart attack during a tournament in Luxor, Egypt.
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Seyithan Akbalik, who in 2009 became European Junior Champion, was representing his Club from Izmir (Ulastirma Spor Kulubu), in the Luxor Open and was returning to competition after having been out over two years due to the detection of a heart problem, but he recently wanted to return to the sport.
On Saturday he had just finished his first match against the Slovenian rival, but his heart could not resist and without receiving any impact he fell “
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