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Olympic medallist Kudukhov dead

29th December 2013, 01:04pm

Besik Kudukhov: Died in a car accident

Besik Kudukhov: Died in a car accident

Russian wrestler Besik Kudukhov has been killed in a car accident, the Russian Wrestling Federation has announced.

Kudukhov, who won silver in the freestyle event at the London Olympics, died after his car collided with a lorry travelling between the cities of Vladikavkaz and Krasnodar. He was 27.

"The tragedy occurred on the federal highway near Armavir," a statement on www.wrestrus.ru read.

"The Wrestling Federation of Russia, wrestlers and coaches of Russia and the whole wrestling community extends its condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.

"We mourn deeply with you.

"The memory of Besik Kudukhov will remain forever in our hearts."

Kudukhov was a four-time freestyle world champion and and also won bronze at the Beijing Olympics before competing in London last year.

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