Bychkov led the federation from 1992 to 2000 and was also the head coach of the Russian team at the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics. In total, he dedicated more than 50 years of his life to fencing.
Yuri Bychkov (Photo: Stanislav Pozdnyakov’s Telegram channel)
The former president of the Russian Fencing Federation (FFR), Yuri Bychkov, has died at the age of 83, according to the organization’s website.
The causes of death are not named.
Bychkov led the FFR from 1992 to 2000. Under his leadership, the Russian team at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics won 7 gold, 2 silver, and 2 bronze medals.
For several years, beginning in 1998, Bychkov served as the head of the RSUPC’s Department of Theory and Methods of Fencing and Modern Pentathlon. He is a doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, author of more than 30 scientific and methodical works.
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“The work and achievements of Yuri Mikhailovich are an integral part of the history of Russian fencing. He gave our sport more than 50 years of his life. In the most difficult decade for Russian sport, in the 1990s, he led the Russian Fencing Federation, as well as the Russian fencing team, and did everything for our athletes to retain their place in the world fencing elite. ”, says the message.
FFR expressed its condolences to the family, friends and students of Yuri Bychkov.
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