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Fire guts Wichita gym where Olympian trains

Associated Press - November 6, 2016 8:47 pm

A fire has gutted the Wichita gym where Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez trains.

A fire has gutted the Wichita gym where Olympic medalist Nico Hernandez trains.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://j.mp/2fGqFCX) the fire was reported Saturday at the Northside Boxing Academy, where Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez trains. No injuries were reported.

Investigators said the fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damages to the structure and contents. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Emiliano Hernandez, the gym manager and Nico Hernandez’s uncle, says the gym also trains 30 to 40 neighborhood boys and adults and has non-profit charity.

Nico Hernandez won his bronze Olympic medal this summer in Rio de Janeiro. His uncle says Nico Hernandez has been training at the gym to stay in shape for the next chapter of his career.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com.

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