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British three-time Olympic champion died after a ‘fierce’ cancer battle when dedication poured in

THREE-TIME British Olympic track and field athlete AJ Rosen has tragically passed away aged 37 after a ‘fierce’ battle with cancer.

Rosen competed at the Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver 2010 and PyeongChang 2018.

Rosen competed in three Winter Olympic Games for Team GB

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Rosen competed in three Winter Olympic Games for Team GBCredit: Reuters
It was revealed on Sunday that Rosen (right) has passed away

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It was revealed on Sunday that Rosen (right) has passed awayCredit: PA: Press Association
He's going to be one of Britain's best luge athletes

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He’s going to be one of Britain’s best luge athletesCredit: PA: Press Association

He also achieved his best ever finish by an English athlete at the Luge World Cup – finishing sixth in the 2008-09 season.

Announcing his death on Twitter on Sunday, Luge GB wrote: “It is with great sadness that we announce that 3x GB athlete AJ Rosen passed away this morning after a fierce battle against cancer.

“AJ is not only one of the greatest GB Luge Olympic athletes ever, he is also the friendliest and most idyllic person you could wish to meet.”

And British Olympic Association chief executive Andy Anson said: “The British Olympic Association is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Adam ‘AJ’ Rosen.

“A three-time luge player, AJ is often the sole representative from his sport for Team GB, but his infectious smile and warm personality have made him a member of the team. was highly regarded in any Team GB troupe he joined.

“Our condolences go out to his family, loved ones and sporting friends and colleagues.”

Than to follow.

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4307666/aj-rosen-dead-olympic-luge-cancer/ British three-time Olympic champion died after a ‘fierce’ cancer battle when dedication poured in

Huynh Nguyen

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