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Korean Rider Dies In Accident At Asian Games
Doha, Qatar

Korean eventer, Mr Kim Hyung-Chil suffered a fatal accident while competing at the 15th Asian Games in cross-country competition on the morning of December 7th in Doha, Qatar.

Mr Kim, 47, on the horse Bundaberg Black, hit the fence at obstacle eight and had a somersault fall causing a fatal injury. The rider had won the Individual silver medal at the 14th Asian Games held in Busan (KOR) in 2002.

A message from Abdulla Khalid Al Qahtani, Director General of DAGOC, to the President and Chef de Mission of the Korean National Olympic Committee read: "I send my deepest sympathies on the sad loss of your country's rider Kim Hyung-Chil during the equestrian Cross Country competition this morning. The competition has lost a noble and able rider. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, the family of the deceased and the whole team representing your nation in the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006."

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