Russia’s women’s volleyball coach dies

August 29th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The head coach of Russia’s women’s volleyball team has died, a federation spokesman said. Sergei Ovchinnikov was 43.

The cause of death was unclear.

Ovchinnikov led the Russian team to the London Olympics earlier this month after taking over as coach in December 2011.

The team lost 2-3 in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Brazil.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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