Dmitry Stepushkin, twice winner of the Bobsleigh World Cup, died in Moscow at the age of 46, the press service of the Russian Bobsleigh Federation reports on Thursday, June 30.
“Dmitry is a legend of Russian bobsleigh, one of the best overclockers in history. It is impossible to believe that he is no longer with us. Dmitry agreed to enter the headquarters of the FBI President Anatoly Pegov. There were so many ideas and projects ahead that we will try to implement without him,” the federation said in a press release.
The FBI also expressed condolences to Dmitry’s wife, family and friends, saying that the federation will take over the organization of the athlete’s funeral, which will be held on Saturday in Voronezh.
Dmitry Stepushkin was an Honored Master of Sports of Russia. In 2005 and 2007 he won the World Cup. In addition, he won the World Championship four times, won two gold medals at the European Championships and became the champion of Russia six times.