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The portraits of the sportsmen, killed in the ATO area, were placed at the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine

July 13, 2016
Among the portraits of heroes-sportsmen, who laid down their lives for the sake of Ukraine, there is a photo of Ukrainian champion on pankration a Senior Scout of the 3rd separate Special Forces regiment Maksym Benderov
The portraits of the sportsmen, killed in the ATO area, were placed at the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine

Maksym Benderov had a black belt on pankration, was a multiple pankration champion of Ukraine, a champion of Ukraine among the Special Forces personnel. He was a world championship silver medalist, champion of Europe in 2007, Europe championship silver medalist in 2006, a multiple champion of Ukraine on military-sport multiathlon, Ukrainian champion on hand-to-hand fighting, medal winner of Championship of Ukraine on pankration.

He was killed near village of Izvaryne Luhansk oblast during a mortar shelling of the Russian occupation troops on July 15, 2016.