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58-year-old father of Ukrainian athletics champion was killed in action near Avdiivka

Maksym InshakovSport
The tragedy was reported by the athlete herself

Famous Ukrainian runner Olha Bibik announced the death of her father. Anatolii, 58, volunteered for the first tank brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces after the start of the full-scale invasion.

From the first days of the war, he defended Chernihiv in Novoselivka. Since May 2023, he has been a grenade launcher at the front in Avdiivka.

"This is his second war in his life. From 1983-1985 he was in Afghanistan. He was a very brave and decent man. He never complained about difficulties. In a few days he will be brought to the funeral. We will be grateful for your support," Olha wrote on Instagram, adding the details of the cards.

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58-year-old father of Ukrainian athletics champion was killed in action near Avdiivka

Olha Bibik, 33, is a two-time Ukrainian track and field champion (2015) in the 400-meter dash and relay race.

58-year-old father of Ukrainian athletics champion was killed in action near Avdiivka

She also won and competed for medals in the Ukrainian Youth Championships (400 m, 800 m). She took sixth place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

58-year-old father of Ukrainian athletics champion was killed in action near Avdiivka

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