Hammer thrower Sedykh passes away

The Hindu – Sport

Yuriy Sedykh, a two-time Olympic champion in hammer throw whose world record from 1986 still stands, has passed away. He was 66.

The Russian track and field federation said Sedykh died early on Tuesday following a heart attack.

“Deeply mourn the loss of Yuriy Sedykh,” World Athletics senior vice-president and pole vault great Sergei Bubka…

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