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Author Topic: Alekseyev dead at 69  (Read 853 times)
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« on: November 26, 2011, 04:57:24 AM »

Weightlifting World record holder Vasily Alekseyev dies at 69
Reuters ^ | November 25, 2011 | Gennady Fyodorov;


Nov 25 (Reuters) - Former Soviet weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev, who won two Olympic and eight world super heavyweight titles and set 80 world records during his illustrious career, died on Friday following a long illness.

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2011, 02:03:43 PM »

said this on the G and O yesterday. But my first exposure to weightlifting was seeing him in the Guiness Book of WR when i was a kid.

Very sad, but its going to happen to all of us eventually.


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