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Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers

Maksym InshakovSport
Our compatriot was "at zero" until the last moment

Dmytro Gogol, a Ukrainian powerlifter and GPF-2018 European and world champion, with the call sign Papay, died at the front while performing a mission to evacuate the wounded. The trainer and rehabilitation specialist from Vinnytsia was 47 years old.

The titled athlete served in the Hospitallers volunteer medical battalion. On the afternoon of October 24, the car Dmytro was driving came under massive artillery fire.

Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers
Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers
Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers

In the morning of that day, Dmytro sent a photo to his student, two-time Ukrainian powerlifting champion Viktoriia Palamarchuk, writing that he had taken a shift and that he was "under fire." It was the last photo of him in his life.

Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers

Dmytro Hohol joined the battalion after the full-scale invasion began. He worked with the crew near Kreminna, rescuing soldiers and helping civilians during several rotations.

Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers
Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers

The funeral service for the fallen hero at the Transfiguration Cathedral of the OCU.

Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers

He was buried in a closed coffin on the Walk of Fame at the Sabariv Cemetery in Vinnytsia.

Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers

Dmytro was burried by his mother, who came from Spain, and his wife, who is now in Poland with their daughter.

Ukrainian strongman who won the world champion died in the war with the Russian occupiers

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