World capturing champion Jorge Ballesteros has tragically handed away after reportedly struggling a gunshot wound to the pinnacle. He was solely 39.
According to the Spanish information outlet ABC Deportes, Ballesteros was discovered inside his automotive on the La Vaguada purchasing heart in Madrid on Monday.
He was transferred to the native hospital … however sadly, handed away on Tuesday.
The Spanish athlete’s former sponsor, Double Alpha Academy, confirmed the horrible information … saying he was devoted to the game of the International Practical Shooting Confederation.
“His achievements in IPSC have been many, however his crowning achievement was his IPSC World Champion title, which he received on the peak of his profession,” the academy stated in an announcement.
“Jorge’s pleasant character, kindness and helpfulness within the capturing group might be drastically missed.”
The Royal Spanish Olympic Shooting Federation additionally launched an announcement … calling Ballesteros “the nation’s most consultant and award-winning shooter” in IPSC historical past.
Ballesteros — who was additionally a nationwide police officer — was a real winner … he was a 17-time Spanish champ, 6-time Extreme Euro Open champ, and a 3-time IPSC European champ.
He additionally received the IPSC World Championship and the World Police Games title.
Ballesteros’s final Instagram submit was on Dec. third after he was crushed by Christian Sailer within the World Championship … saying he was passing the torch to the brand new winner.
“Sometimes issues come this fashion and I need to settle for that life typically has various things ready for us from what we anticipated or deliberate,” Ballesteros stated within the caption.
He leaves behind a spouse and two youngsters.