Russian torchbearer dies after carrying Olympic flame

Russia News.Net
Monday 16th December, 2013

Russian torchbearer Vadim Gorbenko died of a heart attack after running a leg of the Sochi Winter Olympic torch relay in Siberia, Russian media reported Monday. He was 73.

Gorbenko, a former Greco-Roman wrestling coach, suffered the heart attack after running in Kurgan Sunday. He was taken to hospital where he died later.

The Sochi Winter Olympics will be held Feb 7-23 next year.

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