World hammer throw record holder and two-time Olympic champion has died at the age of 66.
According to News i According to the Telegraph, Siddique, who competed for the Soviet Union, won gold at the 1976 and 1980 Olympics and his only world title at the age of 36 at the 1991 Tokyo Championships.
His 86.74-meter throw at the 1986 European Championships is still a world record, and no one has been able to throw more than him.
“For me, Yuri was a friend and a coach,” Sergei Bobka, senior vice president of the Athletics Union, wrote on Twitter. I am very grateful to him for sharing his life experience and human values. A two-time Olympic champion whose world record for 35 years has not yet been broken.