Judo star killed in car crash

Tributes have been paid to former Olympia Ryan Birch who died in a car accident in the Bhamas.

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Judo Olympian killed in car accident

Ryan Birch Credit: PA

Former European champion and Olympian, Ryan Birch, has died after being involved in a road traffic accident in the Bahamas. The 43-year-old, who was from Hull represented Team GB at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

It has been reported that the rental car he was in was in collision with a truck in heavy rain close to Odyssey airport.

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