Passing away of the legendary player- Marina Pankova
53 years old Seoul Olympic champion, Marina Nikulina Pankova was reported death by Russian media today. Maria was the world champion and two-time European champion, five-time champion of the USSR- . She also became the silver medalist of the 1992 Olympic Games and three times winner of the European Cup. Marina’s Husband is the head coach of Zarechie Odintsovo, Vadim Pankov. Their daughter Ekaterina Kosianenko is the captain of the Russian national team.
“We express our deepest condolences to the family of Marina Pankova, her friends and family.” – said in a statement on the official website of the Russian Volleyball Federation.