Powerlifting ex-world medallist Drachev killed in street fight in Khabarovsk

 20 Aug 2017 - 20:54

Powerlifting ex-world medallist Drachev killed in street fight in Khabarovsk
Andrei Drachev

AFP

Moscow:  A former world powerlifting championship silver medallist Andrei Drachev was killed Sunday morning after a brutal street fight with a martial arts expert, local media reported.

Police said a fight broke out in a cafe in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk during which the 31-year-old Drachev suffered serious head injuries.

The AmurMedia news agency said Drachev died later in hospital without regaining consciousness.

According to press reports, the powerlifter's assailant, believed to be a martial arts expert from the Caucasus, fled the scene.

Drachev won a silver medal at the world powerlifting championships in the Czech Republic in 2011.