01. March 2004  
Koncha Zaspa, Kiv / Ukraine  
Artistic Gymnastics

Tragic Accident: Alexander Beresch died!

Gym Family in deep Mourning...!
The day after the spring Ukrainian Cup finished, a tragic automobile accident has taken the life of Olympian and European Champion 2000, Alexander Beresch at Sunday evening. Returning from a visit to a friend's house near the national training centre at Koncha Zaspa at approximately 6 p.m., Beresch's car was hit as it pulled onto Kiev's Stolichnoe Shosse.
Also in the car was Sergei Vialtsev, who survived the wreck but is in intensive care in a Kiev hospital. Vialtsev was conscious after the accident and was able to tell people who came to help to contact the training centre. Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation President Igor Korobchinski and police have arrived to the scene where an investigation is being conducted into the causes of the tragedy.
GYMmedia establishes a worldwide fund
to aid Beresh's wife and daughter:

Donations made be sent to the following bank account:
 ... under the code word: 'ALEXANDER', to:

G Y M m e d i a,
Deutsche Bank:
Bank code number: 100 700 24
Bank account-#:  4722112
IBAN: DE25 1007 0024 0472 211200