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Ukrainian hammer thrower Yuri Sedikh, who was a gold medalist at the Montreal Olympics and Moscow Olympics, dies.

2-time Olympic gold medalist Yuri Sedikh passes away

Category : Obituaries
Published on: September 18 2021 Share on facebook

·         Olympic hammer thrower double gold medalist Yuri Sedikh, a Ukrainian track and field athlete who represented the Soviet Union until 1991, has died.

·         He set a world record for hammer throw with a throw of 86.74 meters at the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart which is still unbroken.

·         He won his first gold medal at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and his second gold medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

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