Silver and bronze medalist in judo at the Deaf Olympic games in Sofia, died on Independent Square on January 18th, 2014.

Voices of Ukraine

Translation by Sarah Phillips (note that in the original text in Ukrainian, it probably should have been February 18, 2014, instead of January 18):

Very sad.

“Disabled sportsmen uphold the honor of the Ukrainian state not only in sports…

Yesterday evening it became known that Dmytro Maksimov, a silver and bronze medalist in judo at the Deaf Olympic games in Sofia, died on Independent Square on January 18th, 2014. Relatives identified the young man’s body only yesterday.

A torturous, horrible death… The 19-year old Deaf athlete and a friend from training went with a group who were defending the Ukrainian state on Independence Square. When the shoot began, a grenade ripped off his hand. Someone took the young man to the Trade Union building, where he died from blood loss. His body lay in the Mykhailovskyj Cathedral several days.

Dmytro Maksymov was a real hope for the Ukrainian national Deaf…

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