Deaf News: Deaflympics star killed in Ukraine

Posted on February 26, 2014

It has been reported that a Deaflympics Judo star has been killed in the recent fighting in the Ukraine. has posted a news story which says Dmitry Maximov, who won silver and bronze at the games in Sofia last summer, was killed after being hit by a grenade in fighting on 18th February.

Their article is auto-translated below:

On independence is dead Dmitry Maximov – silver and bronze medalist in the Olympic Games of theDeaf judo in Sofia.

This is reported by users of social networks.

The guy died on 18 February , he yesterday identified relatives .

“Martyrdom, the death terrible 19 years – athlete with a friend deaf which is formed together with thepeople who have defended the Ukrainian state on the Maidan When the shooting started, grenade tore his arm Someone Man House unions, where he died of blood loss. His body lay in a few days Michael Cathedral.

Dmitry Maximov was a real hope for the team National Olympic of deaf Ukraine, debuting in Sofia – 2013, he won two prices more prestigious – bronze in the individual event and the silver in the team “- said in a statement.

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