French shot putter Yves Niare dies in road crash
PARIS -- Yves Niare, who held the French record in the shot put, has died in a traffic accident. He was 35.
The French Athletics Federation said in a statement that Niare died Wednesday morning. It didn't provide further details.
He held the French shot put record of 67 feet, 11 3/4 inches and was a silver medalist at the European indoor championships in Turin, Italy, three years ago.
FFA president Bernard Amsalem said "Niare was an endearing athlete" and that "my thoughts go ...
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