East2West News reports that the young athlete is talented Artyom Priymenko and his family were killed in an air strike that arrived from Russia a few days ago. It is known that the incident occurred just hours before the city began evacuating people from the war zone.
Priymenko, 16, is the national champion of Sambo. He had practiced martial arts since childhood, possessed excellent technique and was considered to be able to go far in the future.
Athlete Artyom Priymenko died a few days ago
“Big loss for Sambo, his loved ones and all of us. Artyom has won the national Sambo many times. Last year, he won gold in the 88kg category,” said coach Evgeny Leonenko. “He has won a place in the World Cup held in Holland. He has a lot of future,” Leonenko judged.
A few days ago, Yevhen Zvonok – a boxer who won a World Cup silver medal in kickboxing – also died after being killed by a bomb during a Russian military operation in the city of Chernihiv. He died on March 3, but his body was not found until earlier this week.