Yevhen Zvonok, Ukrainian kickboxing champion, dies in the war

A 22-year-old athlete joined the army and was one of many victims of Russian bombings.

Yevhen Zvonok, Ukrainian kickboxing champion, died at the age of 22 following bomb attacks by Russian forces.

According to the Ukrainian press, the young athlete died after the city of Chernigov was one of the targets of Russian forces on March 3.

“He was just starting his sports career, last year he was second in the Kickboxing World Cup and Ukrainian champion. We were preparing for international competitions and at the end of March he should participate in the Ukrainian championship in Odessa”, said the former coach. de Zvonok, who is not the first high-level athlete to fall victim to the conflict that has marked the planet in recent weeks.

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