MADRID – Ricardo Barbero , better known as "Richi", a karate champion, died at the age of 35. The Iberian athlete died of a heart attack. The news was made official in the past few hours by RFEK, or the Spanish Karate Federation. This is the note released on social media: “We want to remember and pay tribute to a great champion who fought with the colors of Spain in many international championships. We want to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends for this irreparable loss that has shocked us all ". The Spanish Olympic Committee also joined the virtual embrace of Barbero's relatives talking about "a very sad news for Spanish karate".
Who was Ricardo Barbero
Ricardo Barbero was able to win as many as 22 national titles, finishing in second place in the European Championships in the 84 kilogram category. A reference for the whole movement, which in these hours reminded him several times. The 35-year-old grew up in the stable of Miguel Angel Lopez, one of the most famous Spanish karate coaches.
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