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Here is How You Can Help the Fallen Ukrainian Weightlifter Oleksandr Pielieshenko – Athletes Launch a Crowd Fund for the Family of the War Hero

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The tragic loss of Ukrainian Olympian Oleksandr Pielieshenko during the ongoing conflict with Russia has deeply affected the sports community. Pielieshenko, a two-time European weightlifting champion and former Olympian, made the ultimate sacrifice while defending his country.

As news of his death spread, efforts to support his family have emerged through fundraisers and tributes. In this article, we explore the initiatives aimed at honoring Pielieshenko’s memory and providing assistance to his grieving wife.

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Oleksandr Pielieshenko represented Ukraine in weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Olympics, competing in the 85kg light-heavyweight category. His dedication to the sport and his country led him to join the ranks of the Armed Forces during the full-scale invasion by Russia in February 2022. Despite facing personal challenges, including a ban for failing a drug test in 2018, Pielieshenko remained committed to his nation’s cause.

Here’s How You Can Help Oleksandr Pielieshenko’s Family

A crowdfunding and fundraising platform called GoFundMe came out in support of Oleksandr Pielieshenko’s Family. Anyone willing to donate can visit their official website and do so. One of the representatives of the NGO explained the details of the Fundraiser in an official statement-

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“This fundraiser is to aid the wife of Oleksandr Pielieshenko. We found out about his death during Orthodox Easter. A major holiday in Ukraine. Oleksandr was a phenomenal weightlifter. A two-time European champion and Olympian in the 85kg category. He died defending his home nation of Ukraine.”
Oleksandr Pielieshenko

She Continued “I was always a big fan of his weightlifting career, so I was incredibly saddened to hear of his passing. Oleksandr was the same age as me. I can not imagine how my family would feel if I died serving my country. All of the fundraising proceeds will go DIRECTLY to his wife Diana. please help if you can. Thank you.”

As the sports world mourns the loss of Oleksandr Pielieshenko, the outpouring of support for his wife serves as a testament to the resilience and compassion of athletes and fans alike. Fundraisers, tributes, and heartfelt messages honor his memory and remind us of the sacrifices made by those who represent their nations on the global stage. Let us continue to stand together and support Pielieshenko’s family during this challenging time.
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Arko Bhattacharyya
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Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer for swen entertainment and sports. This political science graduate is a huge sports fan . He uses his experience and passion to provide unique insight into all. Arko Bhattacharyya is a content writer combat based and us sports . Besides being a Us sports buff , he is also a massive football and cricket fan . Apart from his professional exploits as a content writer , he likes to travel and explore.
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