World Para Dance Sport saddened by the passing of Valeriy Bevzyuk

Ukrainian athlete competed in six editions of the World Championships taking three gold medals 14 Jul 2022
Image of a male and a female dancer in their wheelchairs and with their gold medals
Valeriy Bevzyuk won the gold medal in the class 1 Duo Standard alongside Illona Slugovyna at Bonn 2019 World Championships
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By World Para Dance Sport

World Para Dance Sport is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Valeriy Bevzyuk. 

The Ukrainian athlete passed away on Saturday (9 July) at the age of 58. 

Bevzyuk was a regular presence on the podium of international Para dance sport competitions for nearly 20 years taking part in six World Championships.  

He took his first medal in a Worlds in 2008 finishing in third place in the Combi Latin. Two years later, Bevzyuk became world champion for the first time competing in the same event in Hannover, Germany. 

The Ukrainian would then go on to pick up other five more World Championships medals, including two golds in the class 1 Duo Standard at Malle 2017 in Belgium and Bonn 2019 in Germany alongnside Illona Slugovyna.  

World Para Dance Sport’s thoughts are with also the friends and family of Valeriy Bevzyuk.

We extend our condolences to the National Paralympic Committee of Ukraine and with the whole Para dance sport community in the country.