Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater
MOSCOW (AP) — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday.
Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov "confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney" while being questioned over the 25-year-old skater's death Thursday in the Kazakh city of Almaty.
The prosecutor didn't give further details of what exactly Kiyasov had said.
Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed
MOSCOW (AP) — Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder.
Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty, Kazakh news agencies reported. Doctors in Almaty say the 25-year-old skater died in the hospital there.
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World champion Javier Fernandez wins Trophee de France
PARIS (AP) — World champion Javier Fernandez landed three quads to post his second win of the season at the Trophee de France and qualify for the Grand Prix Final on Saturday.
Fresh from his win at the Rostelecom Cup last week in Russia, Fernandez led the field after Friday's short program and dominated the free at the Palais Omnisports.
Fernandez leads Trophee de France; another first for Chen
PARIS (AP) — Two-time world champion Javier Fernandez recovered from a fall on his first jump to take the lead in the men's short program at the Trophee de France on Friday, while American teenager Nathan Chen enjoyed another skating first.