Olympic Competitor nr 5030
B. 1972-02-13, Terpeikiai, then USSR, Lithuania
Athletics (2 gold, 1 bronze)
B. 1937-04-18, Soviet Union
Ice Hockey (2 gold, 1 bronze)
Olympic Competitor nr 5237
Olympic Competitor nr 3098
Olympic Competitor nr 732
Olympic Competitor nr 5652
(he should have received number 5423, but I made a mistake earlier)
Olympic Competitor nr 4773
B. 1942-01-07, Russia, Soviet-Union
Weight-Lifting (2 gold)
The first lifter to total 600 kg on the three lifts, and 400 kg on the two
lifts. His total of 440 kg remained an Olympic record from 1976 to 1996.
He was also World and European Champion from 1970 onwards.
When he wasn't training, he was collecting crystal goblets and Armenian cognac, reading Lenin and the translated works of Jack London, and listening to the recordings of Tom Jones. His supreme confidence touched every part of his life. Not only was Alexeev the world's greatest superheavyweight, he also considered himself the finest gardener, cook, carpenter, singer and billiards player in perhaps the entire U.S.S.R.
Strengthtech have a site on weightlifting with lots of photos on Alexeev.
Written 2002-10-27 - last modified 2011-08-15
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