Who is Katherine Diaz? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Cause of Death, Accident, Instagram

Katherine Diaz
Katherine Diaz

Katherine Diaz Wiki – Katherine Diaz Biography

Katherine Diaz was in the water at El Tunco beach in south-west El Salvador on Friday when she was struck by lightning, FESASURF told CNN. The International Surfing Association (ISA) 2021 Surf City El Salvador World Surfing Games are set to be held from May 29 to June 6 at the La Bocana and El Sunzal beaches and will act as the final qualifying tournament for Tokyo 2020, where surfing will be making its debut Olympic appearance.

Katherine Diaz Age

Katherine Diaz was 22 years old.

Cause of Death

Diaz died shortly after she entered the water to begin her training session. She was struck by lightning. The late surfer was prepping for the ISA World Surf Games in El Salvador this May that would have seen her compete for a qualifying spot in the Tokyo Olympics. The International Surfing Association released a statement on Facebook soon after her the news of her death.

“It is with a heavy heart that the ISA has learned about the passing of El Salvador’s Katherine Diaz,” it read. “Katherine embodied the joy and energy that make surfing so special and dear to us all, as a global ambassador of the sport. She excelled at the international competition level, representing her country with pride at both the ISA World Surfing Games and ISA World Junior Surfing Championship.”

Katherine Diaz was in the water at El Tunco beach in south-west El Salvador on Friday when she was struck by lightning, FESASURF told CNN. “Katherine was a girl very passionate about sports, she was very motivated and happy for the event that was approaching,” it said in a statement. “‘The Paddle Out’ — a ceremony in her honor — will be held next Tuesday.”

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El Salvador’s National Institute for Sport (INDES) said: “We raise a prayer for the eternal rest of her soul and we express our most sincere condolences to her family. “Katherine came over to hug her [friend], as soon as she finished hugging her, the noise was heard,” Diaz’s uncle, Beto Diaz, who says he was in the water with her, told a newspaper in El Salvador

“She, the friend, was thrown by the force of the lightning strike too, the board threw me back. Katherine died instantly.” Katherine embodied the joy and energy that make surfing so special and dear to us all, as a global ambassador of the sport,” the ISA said of the surfer, whose brother, Jose Diaz, is the president of FESASURF.

“She excelled at the international competition level, representing her country with pride at both the ISA World Surfing Games and ISA World Junior Surfing Championship. We send our heartfelt condolences to Katherine’s family, the surfers of El Salvador, and to all those in the international surfing community whose lives she touched.”

ISA and El Salvador’s National Institute for Sport did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

Diaz’s funeral was held on Sunday, with FESASURF reposting photos of her surfboard and flowers next to her coffin.

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