Kiev: The famous Ukrainian athlete Grigory Khizhnyak died at the age of 45.
This was reported by the Basketball Federation of Ukraine.
“The student of the Nikolaev basketball won four times in the championship of Ukraine as a part of Budivelnik and Kiev. In 2001, the Ukrainian became the champion of Lithuania in the composition of Zalgiris. In the early 2000s, Khizhnyak was one of the best centers in Europe. In addition to Ukraine and Lithuania, he also performed in the championships of Spain, Greece and Russia, ”the statement reads.
Information about the place and time of burial will be reported later.
Recall that the men's national basketball team of Ukraine on September 14 held the first match of the second round of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup, beating the Spaniards with a score of 76:65.