MADRID – Ricardo Barbero , better known as "Richi", karate champion, died at the age of 35. The Iberian athlete died of the consequences of a heart attack. The news was made official in the past few hours by RFEK, the Spanish Karate Federation. This is the note disclosed on social media: “We want to remember and pay homage 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 shocked us all. " Even the Spanish Olympic Committee 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 22 national titles, placing second in the European Championships in the 84 kilograms category. A reference for the whole movement, which in these hours has reminded him on several occasions. The 35-year-old had grown up in the stables of Miguel Angel Lopez, one of the best known Spanish karate coaches.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano