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The world of weightlifting is mourning the death of Oleksander Putsov

The IWF was saddened to learn about the untimely death of Mr. Oleksander Putsov, General Secretary of the Ukrainian Weightlifting Federation.

He was a renowned expert, coach and University Professor of the sport of weightlifting, and he enjoyed recognition both inside and outside his country, Ukraine.

He served many Olympic Games, World and European Championships in a capacity of Technical Official and regularly worked as an expert at various coaching and technical clinics.

Just recently at the IWF Paris Congress, his services were recognized with the IWF Award of Merit.

He died at the age of 57. His departure is a real tragedy to the weightlifting sport.

The International Weightlifting Federation wishes to express its deepest condolences to the Ukrainian Weightlifting Federation and community as well as to Mr. Oleksander Putsov’s relatives.