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Author Topic: Vasily Alexeyev - legendary weightlifter - RIP  (Read 1445 times)
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« on: November 26, 2011, 02:11:26 AM »

... has died at the age of 69:

http://en.rian.ru/sports/20111126/169045739.html

RIP

Legendary Soviet weightlifter Alexeyev dies aged 69

Soviet weightlifting champion Vasily Alexeyev, who set 80 world records in his day, died in a German clinic on Friday at the age of 69.

Alexeyev, who won two Olympic and eight world super heavyweight titles in the 1970s, had long been suffering heart problems. He was sent to the clinic in Germany earlier this month after his health deteriorated.

Born in a small town of Shakhty in southern Russia in 1942, Alexeyev set his first world record in January 1970. He became world champion later that year and held the title for the next seven years.

Alexeyev won gold medals at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich and the 1976 Games in Montreal. He was also the first man to total over 600 kg (1,200 pounds) in the triple event.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Alexeyev was not only a prominent athlete, but also a “great public activist and caring man.” He said a monument could be installed or a special weightlifting tournament organized to honor Alexeyev’s memory
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 02:25:51 AM »

who even knew he was still alive?

RIP.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 03:02:32 AM »

Steroids could be linked to his death.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 03:10:49 AM »

Sounds like a sneeze  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 03:26:16 AM »

Bummer.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 03:37:09 AM »

Sad day.

One of the Greatest, the Champion !!




Long live the World's strongest man! Long live the World's strongest empire!
Both will eternally live as memories in the hearts of good people of the Earth!


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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011, 03:47:24 AM »

RIP Big Fella
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2011, 04:06:40 AM »

i thought it was the midget alexia
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2011, 04:09:16 AM »

i thought it was the midget alexia

No.

This is about The Man who made 80 world records.

This is about The Man who won gold in two Olympics.

This is about The Man who won 8 world champion titles.


He ruled  Cool


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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2011, 04:19:38 AM »


In fact he was so dominant that even American propaganda machine at the height of the Cold war had no option but put Vasily in cover of SI:






Great support for Big Vasily:
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« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2011, 04:57:56 AM »

not real vascular.
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« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2011, 09:17:49 AM »

A true alpha male...a legend !! R.I.P Vasily  Cry


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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2011, 09:29:01 AM »

 Sad-


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS7DsrynWWo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS7DsrynWWo</a>.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAuRPSbT7-8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAuRPSbT7-8</a>.

Visions of 8, the weightlifting portion of the 1972 games, of the best SHW battles to be seen.
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