Jorge Ballesteros dead aged 39: World shooting champion and policeman dies as heartbroken family pay tribute | The Sun

SPANISH world shooting champion Jorge Ballesteros has died aged 39.

The father of two, considered Spain's greatest ever shooter, has received tributes from across the country.

Spanish Shooting Federation President Miguel Frances has shared his condolences with the family.

Frances also expressed his "desolation" at the news, saying Spain has lost "a great athlete" and "an exceptional human being".

A tweet from the Royal Spanish Shooting Federation read: "Jorge Ballesteros, the best Spanish athlete of IPSC in history, passed away at 39 years old, plunging the world of shooting into deep sorrow.

"World champion 2017 in Open, he also added three Europeans, six Extreme Europe Opens and 17 Spanish championships."

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