Wednesday, November 14, 2018 ... At about 3 p.m. local time, a message arrived that a terrible accident had occurred on the Kyiv-Chop Highway. There were three passengers in the injured car: two multiple world and European armwrestling champions - Andrey Pushkar and Oleg Zhokh, and also Oleg Zhokh's father. They were going to the airport to take part in the 18th international Professional Armwrestling World Cup "Zloty Tur 2018" in Rumia, Poland. But they were not destined to reach their destination that day. ()
Oleg Zhokh, World and European champion in armwrestling, was seriously injured in that terrible disaster. He fell into a coma and miraculously regained consciousness almost ten days after the accident. The car accident claimed the lives of two other passengers - Andrei Pushkar and the driver, Oleg's father, had no chance to survive.
Svetlana Pushkar, the wife of the deceased Andrey Pushkar, is now helping to raise money for Oleg Zhokh.
"How difficult it is to return to this world and find that your beloved dad and your best friend are gone forever.