Famous Soviet hockey player Sergey Gimaev died during a match of veterans

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On 63-m to year of life has died the defender of CSKA Sergey Gimaev. Athlete, honored coach of Russia and commentator died during a match of veterans of hockey in Tula from a heart attack, according to “Izvestia”.

Sergey Gimaev, 1979

Photo: cska-inside.com

“During the match, the veterans of hockey in Tula Gimaev feel bad. To save him failed,” — said in the message distributed sports publications.

Condolences to the family of gimaeva was expressed by the ice hockey Federation of Russia. I grieve for the outstanding player friends, acquaintances, and just all hockey fans.

“This is very difficult news for all of us. Gimayev was a big man for the Russian hockey. Recently he visited Chelyabinsk and conducted master-class for children — told “URA.RU” the Director of club “the Tractor” Ivan Senichev. — The Chelyabinsk fans didn’t want to release Sergei Nailyevich from the lobby of our arena after intercourse. Gimaev was definitely one of the main promoters of ice hockey in Russia, a true professional, it is really an outstanding person.”

As reported by Ivan Senichev, the delegation of the “Tractor” is sure to be present at the ceremony of farewell to Sergey Gimaev.

Condolences on the death of the famous hockey player has also been expressed by the Governor of the Chelyabinsk region, the President of the hockey club “Tractor” Boris Dubrovsky on behalf of management and entire team. “Not to convey the sadness of this loss for the entire Russian and world hockey. We mourn with you…” — said in a statement on the website of the hockey club.

“This is a huge loss. Left a professional of the highest class. Personally do not intersect, but also about us, about “Ugra”, he said. Very sorry that happened such a tragedy, I Express my condolences,” said “URA.RU” the President of HC “Ugra” Vasily Filipenko.

“I’m still in shock, — admitted “URA.RU” the General Manager “Motorist” Oleg gross. — We are familiar many years, we had a close, friendly relationship. His son played on my team one time. I Express my condolences to the entire family. Tomorrow I will find out when the funeral will go.”

Sergei Gimayev was born in 1955 in Belarus in the family of a military pilot. After moving to Ufa trained in the school club “Salavat Yulaev” after conscription was recalled to CSKA, where he played quarterback. Finished a career in Leningrad at club SKA and then 14 years as a children’s coach and Director of hockey sports school of CSKA. Since the beginning of 2000-ies he worked in television as a sports commentator for many years and played in the team “Legends of USSR hockey”.

Sergei Gimayev is survived by his wife and two children: the daughter — figure skating coach, and his son, hockey player, defender of the club “Vityaz”.

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