Commonwealth Games javelin gold medallist, Jarrod Bannister is dead:
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jarrod Bannister has died aged 33, Athletics Australia has affirmed.
The javelin thrower, a two-time Olympian, had been residing and training in the Netherlands.
Australian press outlets reported that there were believed to be no suspicious circumstances in his passing.
Athletics Australia said that it was “saddened and shocked”, while quite a few athletes posted tributes online.
Chief executive Darren Gocher said, “On behalf of Athletics Australia, I extend our deepest condolences to Jarrod’s family and friends and urge the athletics fraternity to support each other at this difficult time.”