Vladimir Saltykov died today aged 64. The cause of his death is not yet publicly known.
Vladimir Saltykov was the Vice-President of the Federation of Weightlifting of Russia (FTAR) and also a writer of the Sportivny Press. Bud Charniga, well known for his translations of many Soviet weightlifting texts, described Sportivny Press as Vladimir Saltykov’s brain child. Vladimir was also a successful coach, bringing Juri Mishkovyets through the many Russian classes up to an international master of sport.
Vladimir contributed a great deal to our sport. He will be missed.