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*cover photo: On the right is Jud Logan, on the left is Kent State football coach Sean Lewis. Source: Twitter.
Jud Logan, American hammer thrower and coach died of Covid-related pneumonia at age 62 on January 3.
He was hospitalised on Christmas Eve.
The four-time Olympian was enjoying his 17th year as the head coach at Ashland University. His athletes won 59 NCAA national championships since he began coaching in 2006.
He competed in the 1984, 1988, 1992, and 2000 Olympic Games in the hammer throw.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of Head Track & Field Coach, Jud Logan.— Ashland University Athletics (@ashlandeagles_) January 3, 2022
Jud was a fighter and an inspiration to all those around him, and all of Eagle Nation offer our heartfelt condolences to his family. https://t.co/UQeGGv12aP
Ashland, University is in Ashland, Ohio. The team nickname is the Eagles and the team are members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Eagles have been members of the GLIAC since 1995.
Logan is survived by his wife, Jill, and their three children — Nathan, Jenna, and Kirsten.
Three-time Olympic triple jump gold medallist and former world record-holder Viktor Saneyev died at the age of 76.
The Russian competed in the 1968 Mexico City, 1972 Munich, and 1976 Montreal and 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, winning gold in the first three and silver in Moscow. He retired after Moscow and later moved to Sydney, Australia. He eventually became a coach at St. Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill, a boy’s boarding school.
Viktor Saneyev on the cover of Russian athletics magazine, Legkaya Atletika in November 1976 issue… Three months after his third successive Olympic gold. #RIP #ViktorSaneyev pic.twitter.com/wx0sUN7gmC— athleticspodium (@athleticspodium) January 3, 2022
Saneyev is survived by his wife Yana and their son Alex.