Died the first Soviet Olympic champion Yuri Tyukalov

Умер первый советский олимпийский чемпион Юрий Тюкалов Honored master of sports, a talented coach of rowing, painter, architect, Honorary citizen of St.-Petersburg has died on 88-m to year of life. On the sad news said the commentator Dmitry Guberniev in his Instagram.
Умер первый советский олимпийский чемпион Юрий Тюкалов

Yuri Sergeevich Tyukalov was born on 4 July 1930 in Leningrad. Legendary athlete, double Olympic champion, six-time Europe, honored master of sports and coach in rowing. He graduated from the Leningrad higher art-industrial school im. Mukhina. Tyukalov was a great architect and a talented sculptor in metal. In 2002 Yuri became an Honorary citizen of St. Petersburg.

The athlete became a sensation in the racing singles of the Helsinki Olympic games in 1952. Together with a gold medal the athlete has handed over the highest award of the rowing club of Finland…

Today it became known that the legend was no more. The cause of death was cancer.

“Died Yuri Tyukalov! The first Soviet Olympic champion! He won the gold at the games in Helsinki in 1952, almost simultaneously with Nina Ponomareva! The legendary oarsman, the blockade, the famous artist and architect! Two-time Olympic champion, silver medalist, a multiple champion of Europe! His friend and partner Alexander steamy deuce Berkutova I was in College! Yuri Sergeyevich, light your memory! You have always been and will be an example for me in everything! Incredibly sad loss,” wrote commentator Dmitry Guberniev on his page in Instagram.
Умер первый советский олимпийский чемпион Юрий Тюкалов

“In memory of”, “Eternal rest”, “My condolences”, “the Kingdom of heaven”, “Let them rest in peace”, “in memory, our champion!” “What a pity, may his soul rest in peace,” commented netizens sad news.

Specify that Yuri defended their city during the great Patriotic war. In 1942, Tyukalov was awarded the medal “For defense of Leningrad”, the order of the red banner and the medal “For labour valour”.

Being an architect and sculptor, Tyukalov tied their pieces of metal with the history of Russia and the Russian fleet. Pictures of Yuri Sergeyevich installed in the center of memorial hall is a Monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad on Victory square.