Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Dmitry Polyakov husband and coach to Natallia Dobrynska loses fight to cancer

Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put in the Pentathlon during day one - WIC Istanbul (Getty Images)

Natallia Dobrynska of Ukraine competes in the Women's Shot Put in the Pentathlon during day one - WIC Istanbul (Getty Images)

Dmitry Polyakov (UKR), the husband and coach of Olympic Heptathlon champion Natallia Dobrynska, died from cancer on 25 March 2012, aged 48.

Originally a boxing coach, he started working with Dobrynska in 2007 and lived to see her set a World Pentathlon record of 5013 points at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Istanbul, Turkey.

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With thanks to Athletics International