Semih Arslan, a young Turkish male karate athlete, died of a heart attack on Sunday, the Turkish Karate Federation said. He was 19.

In a statement, it expressed condolences to his friends, family and relatives.

Arslan was part of the Turkey Olympic Preparation Center, and a student at Ankara’s Gazi University.

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