The coach of Olympic Champions in artistic gymnastics Elena Volchetskaya and Olga Korbut USSR honorary coach, Renald Knysh passed away at the age of 87 years.

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“On 88-m to year of life has died, Renald Knysh Ivanovich — honored coach of the BSSR and the USSR, honorary citizen of the city of Grodno. During his work as a coach, he has developed about 30 new elements in artistic gymnastics, for which he was awarded the honorary title “Honored coach of the USSR” in 1964″, — reads the statement of the press service of the Ministry of sport and tourism of Belarus.

Knysh has coached Olympic Champions Elena Volchetskaya and Olga Korbut, as well as the champion of the USSR Tamara Alexeeva.

Earlier it was reported that the Russian team won the medal standings at the European championship in gymnastics.