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Yevhen Maylshev was killed on Tuesday after taking up arms to defend his homeland against the Russian invasion, Athletes from Ukraine and Global Athlete said in a joint statement.
The exact circumstances of Malyshev’s death are unclear, but the International Biathlon Union said on Wednesday that he “died this week serving in the Ukrainian army.”
Tennis player Serhiy Stakhovskiy had taken time out of the game after retiring in January after the Australian Open. When Russia invaded, he returned to the Ukraine from his home in Hungary and joined.
“I’m still not sure how I’ve done it. I know it is extremely hard on my wife. My kids don’t know I’m here,” Stakhovsky, who spent nearly two decades on the tennis tour, told the BBC on Tuesday. They don’t understand war. They are too young to understand what is happening.”
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Vitali Klitschko, mayor of Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev, and a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, has said he would fight in the streets amid Russia’s invasion of his country, if need be.
Klitschko’s brother, Wladimir Klitschko, has already vowed to fight for Ukraine, as he enlisted in Ukraine’s reserve army earlier this month, Reuters reported. In a post shared via LinkedIn, Wladimir, also a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, urged the international community to support Ukraine’s efforts and “stop the march of imperialism.”
Maylshev’s death came as the International Paralympic Committee announced that Russians and Belarusians at the Beijing Winter Paralympics will compete as “neutral athletes” due to their countries’ role in the war against Ukraine. The Russian athletes had already been scheduled to compete as RPCs as punishment for the state-sponsored doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and a subsequent cover-up.
Maylshev was one of many Ukrainian athletes who joined the fight to protect the homeland from him.
Biathlon world champion Dmytro Pidruchnyi returned to his homeland of Ukraine from Beijing and now serves in the Ukrainian National Guard.