August 30, 2017 – David Torrence Dead: US Olympian Found Dead In Swimming Pool In Arizona
The US track and field community paid tribute to California-based athlete David Torrence on Tuesday after the Olympic middle-distance runner was found dead in Arizona, AFP reports.
31-year-old Torrence who represented Peru in last year’s Olympics, was discovered at the bottom of an apartment block’s swimming pool in Scottsdale early on Monday, local media reported. A cause of death was being investigated.
“The track world lost a great friend and athlete today,” USA Track and Field wrote on Twitter.
“Today we lost an amazing athlete and an even greater friend,” Kyle Merber, a friend of Torrence and fellow elite runner added.
Torrence was born in Okinawa, Japan, and was raised in the United States.