On December 31, 2021, Soviet and Russian volleyball player and coach Vadim Khamutskikh died. The death of the three-time Olympic medalist, Honored Master of Sports of Russia was announced by the press service of the Belgorod volleyball club “Belogorye”.
Khamutsky was 52 years old, the causes of his death are not specified. There is no information about the date and place of the farewell and funeral yet.
“This is an irreparable loss for the entire Russian and world volleyball,” Belogorye representatives pointed out.
Khamutskikh defended the colors of the Russian national team for a long time, repeatedly won the national championship, twice won the Champions League, was a medalist of the Olympic Games in 2000, 2004 and 2008.