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Canberra gymnastics coach killed in fishing accident

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Renowned Canberra gymnastics instructor Zou Li Min has been named as the man killed in a fishing accident on Sunday.

He was swept from the rocks at Dark Beach in South Durras on Sunday afternoon, while he was fishing with two friends.

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Photo: ABC/Supplied
Mr Zou leaves behind a wife and two children. Photo: ABC/Supplied

Mr Zou was well known in the Canberra gymnastics community, having trained senior gymnasts at the Woden Valley Gymnastics Club.

In a statement the club said members had been deeply affected, and sent condolences to Mr Zou’s wife and two children.

“This tragedy has deeply affected everyone at the club, particularly coaches and the senior boys and girls competitive training squads,” the statement said.

“The club has engaged counsellors to assist all of our gymnasts and staff to adjust to the changes that will inevitably follow from the effects of this loss.”

Mr Zou had been with the senior men’s gymnastics squad since 1999 and had worked with athletes who represented the ACT in Australia wide events.

Some of his trainees represented Australia on the world stage.

A memorial service will be held in Canberra. A date is yet to be confirmed.

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