At the age of 72, the 1975 world champion in the USSR national water polo team Alexander Rodionov passed away. This is stated on the website of the Russian Water Polo Federation (FVPR).
The athlete's cause of death is not disclosed. It is noted that information about the funeral will be published later.
Alexander Rodionov was born on March 27, 1949. Since 1966, he played in the Dynamo Moscow team as a center forward. The water polo player, playing for the capital club for 14 years, became the winner and multiple medalist of the USSR championships.
In 1969-1976 he played for the Soviet national team. So, in 1975 Rodionov won the gold medal of the World Championship.
In recent years, the athlete worked as a commissioner for all-Russian competitions, in addition, he was a member of the Sports and Technical Commission of the FVPR.
Last week it became known about the death of the former player of the Moscow "Spartak" and the Russian national team Vasily Kulkov, he was 54 years old.