Olympian David Torrence dies at 31

Rio Olympian David Torrence found dead aged 31

According to the police statement, there were no obvious signs of foul play, BBC reported.

David Torrence, 31, was from Malibu, CA.

Staff at the Center Court Condominiums in Scottsdale called 911 at around 7.30am to report seeing a man at the bottom of the pool. Woke up from a nap only to hear David Torrence is dead.

"Firefighters removed the male subject from the pool and he was pronounced deceased", said Sergeant Ben Hoster of the Scottsdale Police Department.

He also holds the American indoor record for the 1,000 meters.




"The track world lost a great friend and athlete today", USA Track and Field wrote on Twitter.

Friends of Torrence took to social media to remember him. A graduate of the University of California, Torrence chose to compete for Peru, his mother's home country, last summer in Rio and finished last in the 5,000 final. American middle-distance runner Kyle Merber said that the Hoka One One Long Island Mile men's race will be named after the late Olympian.

David Torrence celebrates on the podium after placing second in the 5,000 meters during the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Torrence was born in Okinawa, Japan, and was raised in the United States. However, they are still investigating the cause of death and it will be to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office to determine exactly how Torrence died.

Torrence represented U.S.A.at the World Relay Championships in 2014 and then switched to compete for Peru in Rio at the 2016 Olympics.

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