Champion of the Olympic games-80, the athlete died suddenly at 65

died a champion of the Olympics-80 in Moscow Alexander Aksinin. This was announced in the all-Russian athletics Federation.

“the all-Russian athletics Federation with deep regret informs that today, July 28, aged 65 years, suddenly died Olympic champion 1980 in Moscow <...> Aleksandr Timofeyevich Aksinin”, — stated in the message.

Aksinin — bronze medalist of the Olympics-1976 in Montreal in the relay 4×100 m European champion-1982, three-time champion of the USSR (1976, 1978, 1980), Honored master of sports of the USSR.

Aksinin Also worked as a coach for the society “Dynamo”, the head of the Department of athletics of the University named after P. F. Lesgaft.

During his coaching career Aksinin has trained master of sports of international class, ten masters of sports.