Deaths in sport

2017-07-28T23:42:58+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Ed Sanders (boxer), Alexei Cherepanov, Jean-Pierre Monseré, Didier Pironi, Ottavio Bottecchia, Óscar González (boxer), Sarah Burke, Owen Hart, Vigor Bovolenta, Sergejs Žoltoks, Kristof Goddaert, Leavander Johnson, Lesley Cantwell, Viktor Blinov, Russell Mockridge, Robert Wangila, Régine Cavagnoud, Bengt Åkerblom, Simona Senoner, Zinaida Stahurskaya, Xavier Tondo, Fabio Casartelli, György Kolonics, Yulia Ryabchinskaya, Nodar Kumaritashvili, Víctor Cabedo, Kim Duk-koo, Fran Crippen, Wouter Weylandt, Choi Yo-sam, Tom Simpson, Vladimir Smirnov (fencer), Sergei Grinkov, Alexander Krevsun, Andrey Kivilev, Jim Creighton flashcards Deaths in sport
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  • Ed Sanders (boxer)
    Hayes Edward "Big Ed" Sanders (March 24, 1930 – December 12, 1954) was an American heavyweight boxer who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952.
  • Alexei Cherepanov
    Alexei Andreyevich Cherepanov (Russian: Алексей Андреевич Черепанов; January 15, 1989 – October 13, 2008) was a Russian professional ice hockey winger who played for Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
  • Jean-Pierre Monseré
    Jean-Pierre "Jempi" Monseré (8 September 1948 – 15 March 1971) was a Belgian road racing cyclist who died while champion of the world.
  • Didier Pironi
    Didier Joseph Louis Pironi (26 March 1952 – 23 August 1987) was a French racing driver.
  • Ottavio Bottecchia
    Ottavio Bottecchia (pronounced [otˈtavjo botˈtekkja]; 1 August 1894 – 15 June 1927) was an Italian cyclist and the first Italian winner of the Tour de France.
  • Óscar González (boxer)
    Óscar González (April 22, 1990 – February 3, 2014) was a Mexican professional boxer.
  • Sarah Burke
    Sarah Jean Burke (September 3, 1982 – January 19, 2012) was a Canadian freestyle skier who was a pioneer of the superpipe event.
  • Owen Hart
    Owen James Hart (May 7, 1965 – May 23, 1999) was a Canadian-American professional and amateur wrestler who worked for several promotions including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he wrestled under both his own name, and ring name The Blue Blazer.
  • Vigor Bovolenta
    Vigor Bovolenta (30 May 1974 – 24 March 2012) was a volleyball player from Italy.
  • Sergejs Žoltoks
    Sergei Zholtok (December 2, 1972 – November 3, 2004) was a Latvian professional ice hockey center who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators.
  • Kristof Goddaert
    Kristof Goddaert (21 November 1986 – 18 February 2014) was a Belgian road racing cyclist who competed as a professional between 2008 and 2014 for the Topsport Vlaanderen–Mercator, Ag2r–La Mondiale and IAM Cycling squads.
  • Leavander Johnson
    Johnson made his debut as a professional boxer in 1989 following a successful amateur career, during which he fought in over 130 contests.
  • Lesley Cantwell
    Lesley Judith Cantwell (22 February 1987 – 7 June 2013) was a New Zealand racewalker.
  • Viktor Blinov
    Viktor Nikolayevich Blinov (September 1, 1945 in Omsk, Soviet Union – July 9, 1968 in Moscow, Soviet Union) was an ice hockey player who played in the Soviet Hockey League.
  • Russell Mockridge
    Russell Mockridge (18 July 1928 – 13 September 1958) was a racing cyclist from Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
  • Robert Wangila
    Robert Napunyi Wangila (September 3, 1967—July 24, 1994) was a Kenyan boxer who won a welterweight gold medal at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.
  • Régine Cavagnoud
    Régine Cavagnoud (27 June 1970 – 31 October 2001) was a World Cup alpine ski racer from France.
  • Bengt Åkerblom
    Bengt Åkerblom (2 May 1967 – 15 October 1995) was a Swedish ice hockey player.
  • Simona Senoner
    Simona Senoner (June 13, 1993 – January 7, 2011) was a cross-country racer and ski jumper from Italy.
  • Zinaida Stahurskaya
    Zinaida Vladimirovna Stahurskaya (original name: Зинаида Владимировна Стагурская; also written as Zinaida Stagurskaya, Zinaida Stahurskaia or Zinaida Stagourskaya; 9 February 1971 – 25 June 2009) was a Belarusian racing cyclist who was the world champion in 2000.
  • Xavier Tondo
    Xavier Tondo Volpini (Valls, Spain 5 November 1978 – Monachil, Spain, 23 May 2011) was a Spanish professional road racing cyclist who specialized in mountain stages of bicycle races.
  • Fabio Casartelli
    Fabio Casartelli (16 August 1970 – 18 July 1995) was an Italian cyclist and an Olympic gold medalist who died in a crash on the descent of the Col de Portet d'Aspet, France, during the 15th stage of the 1995 Tour de France.
  • György Kolonics
    (The native form of this personal name is Kolonics György. This article uses the Western name order.) György "Kolo" Kolonics (4 June 1972 – 15 July 2008) was a Hungarian sprint canoeist who won two gold and two bronze medals at four Summer Olympics.
  • Yulia Ryabchinskaya
    Yulia Ryabchinskaya (January 21, 1947 - January 13, 1973) was a canoeist from Ukraine and Olympic champion.
  • Nodar Kumaritashvili
    Nodar Kumaritashvili (Georgian: ნოდარ ქუმარიტაშვილი; pronounced [nɔdar kʰumaritʼaʃvili]; 25 November 1988 – 12 February 2010) was a Georgian luger who suffered a fatal crash during a training run for the 2010 Winter Olympics competition in Whistler, Canada, on the day of the opening ceremony.
  • Víctor Cabedo
    Víctor Cabedo Carda (15 June 1989 – 19 September 2012) was a Spanish professional road racing cyclist.
  • Kim Duk-koo
    Kim Duk-Koo (January 8, 1955 – November 18, 1982) was a South Korean boxer who died following a world championship boxing match against Ray Mancini.
  • Fran Crippen
    Francis Crippen (April 17, 1984 – October 23, 2010) was an American long-distance swimmer.
  • Wouter Weylandt
    Wouter Weylandt (27 September 1984 – 9 May 2011) was a Belgian professional cyclist for UCI ProTeam Quick-Step–Davitamon and later for Leopard Trek.
  • Choi Yo-sam
    Yo-Sam Choi (Hangul: 최요삼; hanja: 崔堯三 or 崔堯森; March 1, 1972 – January 3, 2008) was a Korean world boxing champion.
  • Tom Simpson
    Thomas Simpson (30 November 1937 – 13 July 1967) was one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists.
  • Vladimir Smirnov (fencer)
    Vladimir Viktorovich Smirnov (Russian: Влади́мир Ви́кторович Смирно́в; 20 May 1954 – 28 July 1982) was a Soviet foil fencer.
  • Sergei Grinkov
    Sergei Mikhailovich Grinkov (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Гринько́в, February 4, 1967 — November 20, 1995) was a Russian pair skater.
  • Alexander Krevsun
    Alexander Krevsun (June 2, 1980 - July 3, 2002) was a Kazakhstani professional ice hockey player.
  • Andrey Kivilev
    Andrei Kivilev (September 20, 1973 – March 12, 2003) was a professional road bicycle racer from Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.
  • Jim Creighton
    James Creighton, Jr.