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2016 Olympian Oleksandr Pielieshenko Dies in Ukraine-Russia War

According to multiple sources, weightlifter Oleksandr Pielieshenko, who won two continental titles for Ukraine and finished fourth in his weight class at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, has died while fighting in the Ukraine-Russia war.  The news of Pielieshenko’s passing was announced on May 6, 2024, by Ukraine’s National Olympic Committee (NOC) and National Weightlifting…