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Controversial rumors have followed soviet track and field athlete Yuriy Sedykh’s cause of death after he reportedly passed away (September 14, 2021) at the age of 66. May he rest in peace.

The heartbreaking news has been confirmed by European Athletics in a statement on Twitter, writing, “World hammer record-holder Yuriy Sedykh has died at the age of 66.”

The statement then added, “Yuriy Sedykh won three European titles in his career, including gold in Stuttgart 1986 where he set the still-standing world record of 86.74m.”

RIP Yuriy Sedykh. The greatest hammer thrower of all time. Huge loss for the throwing world today.

Sedykh started athletics in 1967, his first trainer being Vladimir Ivanovich Volovik. He trained at Burevestnik and later at the Armed Forces sports society in Kiev.

From 1972 he was coached by Anatoliy Bondarchuk, broadly known as one of the best hammer coaches in the world. In 1973 he became a member of the USSR National Junior Team.

He was a World and Olympic Champion and held the world record with a throw of 86.74 m. Described as a ‘huge steroid abuser’ by Russian doping whistleblower Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov in his 2020 book The Rodchenkov Affair, he firmly rejects using illegal substances.

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What’s Yuriy Sedykh’s Cause of Death?

Although some claimed the star lost his life after suffering from an illness, we later found out that Sedykh died early Tuesday following a heart attack.

“Deeply mourn the loss of Yuriy Sedykh,” World Athletics senior vice president wrote on Twitter. “For me, Yuriy was a friend, a wise mentor.”

US day News does not confirm any rumors, but our team is trying to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible. Nevertheless, family privacy should be respected at this difficult time.

Sedykh coached hammer throwers of the French team, Nicolas Figére (80.88), for instance. His compatriot and rival, Sergey Litvinov, coached the Belarusians, Ivan Tikhon, and his own son Sergey Lytvynov Jr.

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Yuriy’s married his first wife Lyudmila Kondratyeva in the mid-1980s but later divorced. Kondratyeva also won gold at the 1980 Olympics, in the Women’s 100 meters. Their daughter, Oksana, born in 1985, is also a high-level Russian hammer thrower.

RIP to hammer throw legend and still world record holder Yuriy Sedykh. His 35-year-old record is one of the most enduring performances in modern sport.

Yuriy subsequently married former Soviet thrower Natalya Lisovskaya. Lisovskaya won the shot put gold in the 1988 Olympics and has a world record of 22,63 m.

They have one daughter, Alexia, born in 1993, who won gold in the girls’ hammer throw at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore. Sedykh and his family moved to Paris, France, where Yuriy was engaged to teach strength and conditioning at the university level.

Reactions to Death of Yuriy Sedykh

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts; however, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Yuriy Sedykh’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these tough days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor her; Fans widely ask, “what happened to Yuriy?” So if you have any related information about his death, please share it with us.

Immediately after the tragic news was released, many beloved actress’ friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes:

Controversial rumors have followed soviet track and field athlete Yuriy Sedykh's cause of death
Yuriy Sedykh won three European titles in his career, including gold in Stuttgart in 1986, where he set the still-standing world record of 86.74m.

Sergey Bubka wrote, “Deeply mourn the loss of Yuriy Sedykh… An outstanding two-time Olympic Champion, whose fantastic World record in Hammer Throw (86.74) for 35 years is still not broken.”

Another said, “I just thought this was a cool thing to post. I came across this Biomechanic analysis of Yuriy Sedykh throwing 80.46 in 1982 by Jesus Depena, and it really shows how in the MIDDLE he is on the ball. Notice how his bodyweight stays almost dead center the entire time?!”

A fan also shared a tribute, “It’s with sadness to report that two-time Olympic and once world men’s hammer throw champion Yuriy Sedykh has passed away at the age of 66. He also holds the world record, 86.74m set in Stuttgart in 1986.”

A user tweeted, “RIP Yuriy Sedykh, whose gargantuan hammer-throws were a feature of every big athletics event when I was a small kid.”

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1 Comment

  1. cindy latham September 15, 2021

    i AM SO VERY SORRY TO LEARN OF yURI’S PASSING. i HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR ABUT 20 YEAR FIRST MEETING HIM AT A CAMP IN RHODE island AND THEN WORKING WITH HIS GOOD FRIEND vALDMIRE WHO COACHES AT Springfield colleges IN Mass.and Yuri when he came over to the U.S> He was a great and kind person. He will be truly missed


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