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Yemeni Olympic Champion Died Drowning in the Mediterranean Sea

A Yemeni Olympic champion has died drowning in the Mediterranean Sea in search of a better life in Europe.

Helal Al-Haj who represented Yemen in Wushu (also known as Chinese Kungfu) was reported to have died while attempting to illegally emigrate to Spain.

Local sources said that his body was delivered on Thursday to the Yemeni embassy in Spain


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Al-Haj had won a number of medals in Arab and Asian tournaments, but the war and the devastating situation in Yemen forced him to quit Wushu and leave his war-wracked country, searching for a better, safer life.

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