The winner of the Games of the Unconquered Andriy Kotovenko died in the war with the Russian occupiers
The soldier took part in the anti-terrorist operation in Donbass and was seriously wounded in January 2016 near the Donetsk airport. He underwent more than 20 leg surgeries, became a disabled person of the second group, but did not give up.
On May 2, Andriy Kotovenko died. Ukraine is suffering irreparable losses, our Warrior Games team is mourning its brothers again, - the message reads. - Andriy Kotovenko lived in Ukraine. He lived in freedom and honor. Andriy, in your honor and memory the flag of Ukraine has been raised at many international competitions. You will be remembered as a defender of Ukraine who gave his life for our future. "
Kotovenko took part in the anti-terrorist operation in Donbass and was seriously injured in January 2016 near Donetsk airport.
He underwent more than 20 leg surgeries, became a disabled person of the second group, but did not give up.
In 2020, Kotovenko won a silver medal at the European Powerlifting Championships in Slovakia, before that he became the champion of Ukraine in bench press in soft equipment and a silver medalist in classic bench press.
In June 2021, Kotovenko won the national competition of Igor Neskorenykh in the discipline of powerlifting.
On October 25, 2021, he won bronze in the bench press at the World Powerlifting Championships.