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Olympic Medalist Miroshnichenko, 38, Dies

May 20, 2003

ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) _ Olympic boxing medalist Alexander Miroshnichenko died after falling at his apartment building. He was 38.

Police said Tuesday that Miroshnichenko’s body was found at the entrance to his building in southern Kazakhstan on Monday evening, after he apparently fell nine floors. The death appeared to be accidental but the investigation was ongoing, police said.

Miroshnichenko was the super-heavyweight bronze medalist in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

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