Posted 17 ноября 2022,, 09:06

Published 17 ноября 2022,, 09:06

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:38

Olympic champion in figure skating Alexander Gorshkov died

Olympic champion in figure skating Alexander Gorshkov died

17 ноября 2022, 09:06
Фото: Соцсети
At the age of 77, Alexander Gorshkov (pictured) died - an Olympic champion, a six-time world and European champion in ice dancing. Since 2010, he has headed the Russian Figure Skating Federation and has been re-elected to this post three times.

“Alexander Georgievich devoted his whole life to figure skating, his contribution to the development of Russian and world figure skating is invaluable. A bright person has left, now it is difficult to find words, a huge loss. The whole family of Russian figure skaters, coaches, specialists mourns with his family. The most sincere condolences to his family and friends. For us, this is a huge loss”, - said Alexander Kogan , Director General of the Russian Figure Skating Federation (TASS quote).

The death of the President of the FFKKR was confirmed by the press attaché of the Federation, Olga Yermolina, who also added that this would not be the reason for the cancellation of the competitions held in Samara.

“Alexander Georgievich died. Competitions in Samara as part of the 5th stage of the Russian Grand Prix are not canceled, they are already underway”, - Yermolina explained .

Alexander Gorshkov, together with Lyudmila Pakhomova, became the champions of the 1976 Olympic Games in Innsbruck, winning in ice dancing. In the history of the USSR, this victory was the first gold medal in the discipline. The duet has won the World Championship and the European Championship six times, which is a record in the history of ice dancing.