Silver and bronze medalist in judo at the Deaf Olympic games in Sofia, died on Independent Square on January 18th, 2014.

Translation by Sarah Phillips (note that in the original text in Ukrainian, it probably should have been February 18, 2014, instead of January 18):

Very sad.

“Disabled sportsmen uphold the honor of the Ukrainian state not only in sports…

Yesterday evening it became known that Dmytro Maksimov, a silver and bronze medalist in judo at the Deaf Olympic games in Sofia, died on Independent Square on January 18th, 2014. Relatives identified the young man’s body only yesterday.

A torturous, horrible death… The 19-year old Deaf athlete and a friend from training went with a group who were defending the Ukrainian state on Independence Square. When the shoot began, a grenade ripped off his hand. Someone took the young man to the Trade Union building, where he died from blood loss. His body lay in the Mykhailovskyj Cathedral several days.

Dmytro Maksymov was a real hope for the Ukrainian national Deaf Olympic team, as in his debut at the Sofia 2013 Deaf Olympics he won two medals – bronze in individual competition and silver in the team competition.

He was the joy and hope of his friends and family. Sadly, he is no more.

Dmytro will be buried tomorrow 23 of February.

All of us – the National Committee of Disabled Sport of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Sports Federation of the Deaf, athlete and those close to him mourn the sudden and tragic death of Dmytro Maksymov. May the earth lie like a feather over him.

Glory to the heroes!”

via Jennifer Dickinson

 

via Jennifer Dickinson

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