Olympic javelin thrower Braian Toledo from Argentina killed in road mishap

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Buenos Aires: The 26-year-old Argentinian javelin thrower Braian Toledo was killed in a motorcycle accident, just five months before he was due to compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Braian Toledo was traveling from the city of Marco Paz to Merlo when he lost control of the motorbike after he drove over a speed bump and crashed into two palm trees, according to police reports. He died at the scene, police said.

Toledo returned to Argentina last week after spending several months in Finland with a trainer preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games in July.

Toledo’s first Olympic appearance came in London in 2012 when he was just 18, where he finished at the 30th spot.

Four years later in Brazil, he came 10th as he stepped up his game for Rio Olympics.

In 2017, he won gold at the South American Championships. His personal best for 800g came back in 2015 in Beijing when he launched his javelin 83.32m.

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