24. November 2020  
Togliatti, RUS  
Artistic Gymnastics

Russian Coach Evgeny Nikolko passed away

Evgeny NIKOLKO, Alexey Nemov’s long-time coach and the national head coach of the Russian men's Olympic teams in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, and Athens 2004 passed away last Sunday, November 22nd at the age of 76 from pneumonia complications.
Nikolko stopped working his national coaching in 2010 and returned to his home town Togliatti to workthere at the local gym. He kept coaching actively until he became ill this year.