Athletics: – Dead: – Struggles to find words

Athletics: – Dead: – Struggles to find words

Former pole vaulter Fabian Schulz has died after falling ill, the German Athletics Federation said.

– Last Sunday, former pole vaulter Fabian Schulz died of a terrible illness at his home in Sonthoven. A few days before his fortieth birthday. Our condolences to his family and everyone who was close to him, sign X.

It is not known what disease Schulz died from.

He left behind his wife and two children.

Almost a medal

Schulz was at the peak of his career in the mid-2000s.

His 5.83 meters was the best of his career – the ninth best in the pole vault in Germany.

He has come close to winning a medal several times in a number of major competitions. Especially in the indoor tournament in 2006, when he finished fourth.

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– I'm very sad

One year ago, Schulz's former pole vault partner, Tim Lobinger, died after a long illness.

With Schulz's death, the German athletics community is once again in mourning.

– We are forced once again to mourn the untimely death of a wonderful and popular athlete, wrote the German Athletics Federation in a press release.

Schulz's former roommate, Tobias Unger, is also mourning his best friend.

– I'm very sad, I'm having trouble finding words, says former runner Tobias Unger to Germain picture.

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