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    RIP Conny Wels-Stuiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Maofan7 View Post
    RIP Milia van de Mortel and Sem Wels - 2 young Dutch gymnasts who were killed in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash
    Further to my above post yesterday in the Gymnastics thread, Sem Wels mother was Conny Wels-Stuiver who was a figure skater who won the silver medal at the 1992 Dutch Figure Skating Champiosnhips. Sadly, she also died in the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash along with her husband, Leon. RIP

    The article I have linked in from the Dutch Figure Skating Federation website reads:-

    Former figure skater, Conny Wels-Stuiver has died in the disaster in Ukraine at the age of 39.

    Also, her husband, Leon, and son, Sem, were on the plane that supposedly was shot down with an antiaircraft missile over an area where government forces of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists are fighting each other. None of the total of 298 passengers and crew survived the disaster.

    Conny Wels-Stuiver was one of the top Dutch figure skaters in the early 1990's. In 1992, she was second at the National Championships.

    After her skating career finished, Conny was as trainer and choreographer involved in the Bossche Skating Association.

    The municipality Rosmalen, where Conny lived with her family, is organizing a memorial service at St John's Cathedral in Den Bosch Saturday at 20:00.
    Last edited by Maofan7; 07-20-2014 at 02:26 AM.

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    My prayers go out to them and their families. What a horrible tragedy.

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    Such horrible news for her, her family , and all of those who lost their lives in this senseless tragedy. May they all rest in peace.

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    But it is not a tragedy what happened, it was a crime. Men playing war shot down an airplane, killing almost 300 people, and even though I don't think they meant to bring down a civilian plane it was a terrorist act and they should be brought to justice.

    Plus the way these criminals acted afterwards is distusting and made things worse. According to media reports they destroyed evidence, did not grant access to the disaster scene and took away bodies. There were even reports that credit cards of the dead were stolen and used.

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    RIP Conny Wels-Stuiver and all of the victims of the Malaysia flight. Senseless tragedy.
    Last edited by Sasha'sSpins; 07-22-2014 at 08:06 PM.

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