World Para Athletics sends its condolences to the family and friends of Russian Paralympian Evgeny Kegelev, who passed away on Saturday (7 March) at the age of 34.
Kegelev won a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games as part of Russia’s men’s 4x100m T11-T13 relay, alongside Andrei Koptev, Aleksei Labzin, Fedor Trikolich and Artem Loginov.
In London, he also competed in the men’s triple jump F12 finishing sixth place.
That same year, Kegelev was awarded the Order of Friendship of the Russian Federation for his contribution to the development of the Paralympic Movement in his country.
The Russian athlete made his Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008 competing in the men’s long jump F12, triple jump F12 and in the men’s 4x100m T11-T13 relay.
Kegelev competed in two World Championships, Christchurch 2011 and Lyon 2013.
World Para Athletics also extends its condolences to the Russian Paralympic Committee and to the Para athletics community in the country in such a difficult moment.