News13 Mar 2000

Alexander Klimenko dies in shooting incident


Champion shot putter Alexander Klimenko killed in Kiev

The former Ukrainian shot putter Alexander Klimenko died in a shooting on 7 March, in Kiev, three weeks before his 30th birthday. Klimenko was European Champion 1994, 3rd at the World Championships 1991, World Junior Champion 1988 and European Junior Champion 1989.

Police are currently investigating the incident, in which Klimenko received four bullet wounds. He was working as a car salesman at the time of his death.

Over 300 athletes, coaches and friends attended the funeral.

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