“On February 15, 29-year-old Ukrainian figure skater Mykola Bondar died. There are no details of the incident, according to preliminary information, the cause was a cardiac arrest in a dream," the message reads.
He was supposed to be 30 years old this May. He is a three-time bronze medalist of national championships - 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Recently, the athlete has been working as a trainer in the Chinese city of Suzhou.
As we reported earlier, in 2019, the Ukrainian national team did not go to XXIX World Winter Universiade 2019, which took place in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
According to the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, the reason was the absence of funding from the State Budget of Ukraine for preparation and participation. All the risks of athletes staying on the territory of the aggressor country were laying on the sports federations and the athletes themselves.