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World jiu-jitsu champion dies after being shot in the head

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World jiu-jitsu champion dies after being shot in the head

Brazilian fighter Leandro Lo, one of the world’s greatest jiu-jitsu figures and eight-time world champion of the martial art, died this Sunday after being shot in the head by a man at a party in Sao Paulo, which was the largest. city ​​in Brazil, federal sources reported.

«A sporting idol, Leandro Lo leaves us physically. The Brazilian Confederation of Jiu-Jitsu Sport said in a statement that we pay tribute and honor to the man who helped and inspired so many people around the world to wear kimono.

The murder took place in the early hours of this Sunday at the exclusive Sirio club in the southern region of So Paulo, where the athlete had gone to a party with friends to enjoy a performance by a popular music group.

According to eyewitnesses, the fighter argued with the apparently intoxicated man for reasons not yet clarified and immobilized him with a distinctive martial arts arm lock in an attempt to calm him down. Once he was freed, the attacker pulled out a gun and shot the world champion in the head.

He was eventually transferred to a hospital, where he was diagnosed as brain dead.

His assailants, who fled after the crime, were declared fugitives despite the fact that the So Paulo Military Police reported that they had already been identified.

Leandro Pereira do Nascimento Lo, 33, was an eight-time world champion in jiu-jitsu in five different categories and won five World Cup titles in the sport, as well as eight Pan American titles in the sport.

The fighter, who won his first world title in 2012 in the lightweight category, was still active and won a new world title in May of this year, but in the medium-heavyweight category.

« The first title was the feeling of being world champion and the last title still being world champion. Two of the best feelings in my life, ”the fighter then assured in a publication on his social network.

Brazil planned to play a championship in the United States in the next few days.,

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