Yuri Korolev Died

Possibly the greatest athlete to never compete at an Olympics

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how did he die

Did he compete in the alternate games ? Olomouac? Spelling not known…

No, he did not. I believe he was named to the team then withdrew when his father died suddenly.

Yeah, I think that’s pretty hard to argue against. Who came anywhere near his level of success without going to an Olympics?

(Certainly within gymnastics, if that’s what you meant…)


Oh no, so sad. I so enjoyed getting to see him perform at the USSR gymnastics displays in London.

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Heart attack

Rip Yuri