The head of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Stanislav Pozdnyakov commented on the news of the death of the 1964 Olympic champion wrestler Alexander Ivanitsky.
“For me personally, this is a great tragedy, since I knew him well enough. Of course, when such people leave, the thread of generations breaks. He actively participated in the transfer of experience, met with young athletes as part of our Olympic Country program. When these things happen, then a piece of you is lost. This is a big loss for the entire Olympic movement, which cannot be replenished, “TASS quotes Pozdnyakov.
The 82-year-old multiple world champion left home for mushrooms a few days ago and never returned. On July 25, his body was found in the suburbs.
Earlier, Mamiashvili spoke about the death of Ivanitsky.