The athlete was 51 years old.
Roman virastjuk has undergone several heart surgeries / photo: http://credo63.comСегодня on July 27, died a famous Ukrainian athlete Roman Virastyuk.

About this on his page in Facebook said his brother Vasily virastuk.

“On July 27, 2019 at 5: 00 stopped beating heart of the Roman virastuk. 11 Jul Novel he had urgent and very complex surgery (aneurysm, dissection of the abdominal aorta). He was a fighter, and despite all the “but,” he fought to the last,” wrote Basil.

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My condolences also expressed by the Minister of youth and sport Igor Zhdanov.

“I did not become Roman Virastyuk – our friend, colleague, athlete, artist, TV presenter, man of many talents, extraordinary person with a big and kind heart. For the Ministry of youth and sports, each of us is an irreplaceable loss and great pain. I sympathize, grieve and support the family Novel in this difficult time. The eternal memory of Roman Virastyuk. Friend, we will miss you,” wrote Zhdanov in Facebook.

Roman Virastyuk – silver medalist of the European championship 1994 in the shot put, the participant of three Olympic games (1996, 2000 and 2004), as well as long-term captain of the national team of Ukraine on athletics.

Recently, the former athlete worked as the Director of the Department of Olympic sports of the Ministry of youth and sports of Ukraine.

Earlier UNIAN reported that in the river died, the champion of Ukraine in jumping into the water.