What a loss.
Montreal 1985 was my first World Championships. For 10 days I videotaped MAG for FIG. Mostly Floor Exercise.
For us Li Ning and Tong Fei were the sensations. But the Soviet team was deep, deep:
Korolev won the AA in Montreal as well as at Worlds 1981 Moscow.
A class champion. What a loss.
With a total of 34 individual medals at World Championships, World Cups, and European Championships competitions, Korolyov has more such medals than any other non-Olympian with Valentin Mogilny (17) being the next highest in this sort of medal count.
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So sad that so many of these great champions die early. We have lost Balabanov, Mogilny and Korolev so far.
Artemov had a serious stroke last year but is recovering well.