Valentin Mogilny, Soviet gymnast, Died at 49

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Valentin Viktorovich Mogilny was born on December 18, 1965, and died on November 22, 2015.

He was an artistic gymnast who competed for the USSR during the 1980s, winning many World and European Medals.

Valentin teammates were Yuri Korolev, Dmitri Bilozerchev, Valeri Liukin, and Vladimir Artemov.

He trained at the Army Club in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, then moved to Moscow to work with coach Alexander Alexandrov.

Valentin was divorced from his wife Olga Bicherova (1981 world champion), with whom he had a son.

He lived in France, where he became a citizen, and worked as a coach.

Valentin passed away after a heart attack in 2015.