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Claudia Heill Dead: Olympic Judo Silver Medalist Commits Suicide

Claudia Heill Dies Suicide

First Posted: 03/31/11 09:51 AM ET Updated: 05/31/11 06:12 AM ET

Olympic judo silver medalist Claudia Heill of Austria reportedly committed suicide by jumping out of a sixth-story window in central Vienna.

The Austrian judo federation said that "nobody could foresee this act of desperation" from the 29-year-old.

She won the silver medal in the under-63 kilogram category at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Heill retired one year after the 2008 Beijing Olympics where she finished in fifth place.

More details to come.


Filed by Michael Klopman  |