Sergei Artyukhin

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Sergei Artyukhin
Sergei Artyukhin.jpg
Personal information
Born 1 November 1976
Moscow, Russia
Died 12 September 2012 (aged 35)
Moscow, Russia
Height 187 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Sport
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Dynamo Minsk
Coached by

Evgeny Artyukhin, Sr.
Vadim Pankov (1995–2000)

Vyacheslav Maksimovich (2000–2009)[1]

Sergei Yevgenyevich Artyukhin (Russian: Сергей Евгеньевич Артюхин; 1 November 1976 – 12 September 2012), also known as Siarhei Artsiukhin, was a Russian-Belarusian heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler. He was born in Moscow and won the 2001 World Cup while representing Russia. After that, to avoid severe competition within Russia, he competed for Belarus and won the European title in 2005 and bronze medals at the world championships in 2005 and 2006. At the 2008 Summer Olympics he was eliminated in the second bout. He was initially trained by his father, Evgeny Artyukhin, Sr., who was also an international heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler.[1][2]

His younger brother, also named Evgeny, is a professional ice hockey player. Sergei retired from wrestling in 2009, and often played recreational ice hockey. He suddenly died of a heart attack after one of such games, aged 35.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Artyoukhin, Sergey (BLR). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  2. ^ a b Sergey Artyukhin. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ "Champion Russian wrestler dies of heart attack at 35". zeenews.india.com. 13 September 2012.