Russian volleyball legend passed away at the age of 52
The FIVB is saddened by the sudden loss of Russian volleyball legend Vadim Khamuttskikh who passed away on Friday December 31, in Belgorod, at the age of 52.
As a three-time Olympian and former captain of the Russia national volleyball team for ten years, Khamuttskikh helped Russia secure three consecutive Olympic medals, with silver at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games followed by bronze medals at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.
Khamuttskikh’s memorial service will take place on January 4 at the Cosmos Sports Palace in Belgorod – where he had been coaching the team of Belogorie for the past few seasons since his retirement from competitive sport.
The thoughts and sympathies of the FIVB and the entire Volleyball Family are with the family and friends of Vadim Khamuttskikh, as well as the entire Russian volleyball community at this difficult time.