Date: 8 months ago   Category: Sport

The Soviet skater has died in Kirov on the 94th year of life

The Soviet skater, the honored trainer of speed skating of RSFSR Valentin Chaykin has died on the 94th year of life. The press service of city administration of Kirov has reported about it on Thursday, September 13. The cause of death of the athlete isn't called. Valentin Afanasyevich Chaykin was born on August 26, 1925 in Kirov. I worked as the turner at the local plant. From 1948 to 1956 I supported national teams of sports society "Krylja Sovetov", I participated in the international competitions, I took prizes. In 1952 in the championship of the USSR at a distance of 1500 meters I have set a world record which has been broken only three years later. Then Chaykin became a trainer. During the work in this quality he has prepared two world class masters of sports and 17 Masters of Sports of the USSR. Long time I worked at the Kirov teacher training college and I was engaged in scientific activity. The skater has been awarded ranks "Honourable Citizen of Kirov". Photo: the press service of city administration of Kirov to Share: Valentin Chaykin Kirov skater record Russia death trainer