Kazakhstani skier Nikolai Chebotko, the bronze medalist of the World Cup – 2013 died in a traffic accident. It was reported by the portal Olympic.kz on Sunday, January 24.
The athlete was 38 years old.
The car accident happened at night on Sunday near the village Borovoe, Akmola region. Circumstances of the accident are not specified.
The National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan offered its condolences to the victim’s relatives.
“We share with you the pain of the irreparable loss. We will all remember him as a talented skier, a true Olympian and a wonderful person! – noted in the committee.
Chebotko was born on October 29, 1982 in Schuchinsk, Kokshetau Oblast. He achieved the greatest successes in big sports in 2013, when in Italian Val di Fiemme he rose on the third step of the podium of the World Cup. He won three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Games. Honored Master of Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan.