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Vitali Klitschko

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Vitali Klitschko was born July 19, 1971 in the village Belovodsk (Kyrgyzstan). Father - Vladimir Rodionovich - Colonel Aviation. Mother - Hope Ulyanovna - attendant. Together with his parents and brother Vitali, Vladimir traveled much of the Soviet Union. In 1985 they moved to Ukraine.

Children's classes different types of martial arts gradually developed into a serious passion for kickboxing. For a short period of time, Vitali achieved significant successes - becoming sixfold world kickboxing champion (four times among professionals and twice amateur), . well as three-time champion of Ukraine in boxing, . I champion World Military Games in the heavyweight division (Italy, . 1995), . silver medalist in the world.,

. Vitaly and Vladimir (younger brother) firmly united by ties of kinship, but at the same time between them is constant brotherly competition, in which the victory of one of the brothers inspire others to achieve even greater success
. Perhaps this explains their rapid rise.

Impressive victories Klitschko did not remain without attention to well-known sports figures around the world. After the victory of Vladimir at the Olympics in Atlanta, the brothers have received many invitations to various boxing clubs. However, after weighing all the pros and cons expressed preference for the German club professional boxing "UNIVERSUM BOX-PROMOTION", to which signed the contract and the fall of 1996.

. Already in 1997, six months later career of Vitali spoke as a possible contender for the title of champion of Europe and the most likely rival the world-famous Mike Tyson
. His victory in the professional ring were so impressive that the most eminent and beloved athletes ( "German boxing legend" - Axel Schulz) refused to fight with Klitschko, afraid to lose. World-famous promoter Don King invited Vitali in his team. "National Hero of Germany's" champion Henry Maske said on Ukrainian athlete as a powerful and promising athletes capable of achieving the best results.

. Even the influential and respected throughout the world people - Max Shmelling - World heavyweight boxing champion in 30 - 40-ies, . and now the ex-president of world-famous Coca-Cola in Germany, . interested in an athlete's success, and found time to meet with Vitaly,
. Of course, the attention and support of such a man as Max Shmelling could not inspire Klitschko. Max Shmelling, who was the last European to have won the title of World Champion in the heavyweight division, as it passed the torch to a new future champion. Rise Ukrainian athlete has been so swift that the world sports community began talking about his phenomenal box.

In Germany, Vitali Klitschko is called "King of KOs". And it is not surprising. First, Vitaly held 27 fights by knockout, and all completed. Secondly, the name Klitschko translated from German means "knockout blow" - "Cry" - a blow, "KO" - Marking the victory by knockout. The German fans Klitschko enjoys great popularity. Leaving the ring Vitali spectators greeted standing applause. In recognition of this support Vitali fans of boxing gives them a special strength and faith in yourself. Since childhood, parents tried to give his sons-round education. The brothers were engaged not only in sports but also music.

Musical exercises accordion thing of the distant past, but enthusiasm for music remains. And even now in the close circle of friends Vitaly sometimes regard string guitar. Recently Vitaly carried away traveling on the World Wide Web. Above all other pleasures Klitschko appreciate communication with friends and making new friends. With great interest Vitali talks about his meeting with Boris Becker and Steffi Graff, Jon Bon Jovi, Dieter Bohlen and David Bowie, Giorgio Armani and John Kasablankos - president of the agency "Elite model".

. In 1996, Klitschko finished Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky Pedagogical Institute and enrolled in the graduate of Kiev University, Physical Education and Sport
. One year later he had to defend his thesis, so to speak, his first scientist "title".

Autumn 1997 together with his brother Vitaly founded the International Fund for promotion of sports Sports - XXI century ", and together they are its leaders. The purpose of this fund - support for talented athletes, experienced coaches and sports veterans who need help. Very often, the Klitschko brothers meet with young athletes and students of schools, for which, without exaggeration, are idols and role models for. Despite the great popularity in Europe, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are proud to say that they are perceived abroad as citizens of Ukraine.

. Klitschko represents Ukraine on various socio-political activities, . such as the presentation action "New Ukraine", . held in Bonn in May 1997 and was designed to introduce young musicians from Germany, . businessmen, . athletes and politicians, . which represent the Ukraine of the XXI century,
. Klitschko was a member of the delegation which accompanied the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma to Bonn for an official meeting with President of Germany, Henry Herzog, held in May 1998. Also in 1998, began the revival of Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral. Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko as the leaders of the International Fund for the Promotion of Sport Sport - HHN Century decided to finance the restoration of the high relief of Archangel Michael. Sport, as well as culture and politics, creating the state's authority. And Klitschko, along with many prominent Ukrainians, contributes to this. And then transferred to the museum of the history of the city of Kiev, where on Aug. 24, 1999 was opened exhibition "The path to victory. Klitschko, "which demonstrated sporting trophies Vitaly and Vladimir, won by an amateur and professional sports. The work of this exhibition continues to 01 November 1999.

. October 12 this year, Prime Minister Valery Pustovoitenko at the official ceremony of commemoration of famous athletes of our country awarded Vitali Klitschko with the Order "For courage" of the third degree
. Vitali, accepting an honorary award, said: "I am proud that my achievements in sport, helping the world to know and love Ukraine. This award belongs not only to me, it rightfully belongs to all the fans, without whose support I could not succeed. "

. October 20 at the State University of Physical Culture and Sports Vitali Klitschko brilliantly defended the candidates at least
. Present at the report noted that Vitali, did not rely on its reputation, and went to the preparation of its report in a professional and showed a high level of knowledge. Thesis, the theme is "gifted in sports, will take place in spring 2000.

October 21 in the city Boyarka stone was laid and consecrated by the cross of the first church congregation which will be students of the Kiev military lyceum. I. Bohun. On the territory of that institution, opened a year ago, and it will be built by end 2000. Noble mission - the revival of the army of Churches, supported and Vitali Klitschko, who was present at the ceremony along with his father, Colonel Aviation.

December 15, 1999 in Berlin hosted the Ukrainian-German Forum. Discussion topic - "Ukraine after the elections: politics, economy, culture". The forum was attended by Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine Viktor Yushchenko, . Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Bersheda, . Kyiv mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko, . Ukraine's ambassador to Germany, Anatoly Ponomarenko, . and the first cosmonaut of Ukraine Leonid Kadenyuk and World heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko.,

. December 19, 1999 in St. Nicholas in the holy land of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra Vitali Klitschko met with the young soldiers of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine, who before the Day of the militia took the oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine
. Klitschko wished the young soldiers to the rule of law: "health, happiness and success in the honorable service of protecting the rule of law". In turn, the command of internal troops appreciated the outstanding achievements of the Ukrainian boxer, awarding him the badge "For Distinguished Service" second degree.

. February 29, 2000 at the National University of Physical Education and Sport Vitali Klitschko brilliantly defended his thesis on the topic: "Defining abilities boxer in the sport multi-stage selection"
. Protection was held in the presence of media representatives from Ukraine, Russia and Germany. The Scientific Council highly appreciated the work done by Vitaly. Vitali Klitschko came to congratulate the head of the Kyiv city state administration Alexander Omelchenko and president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Ivan Fedorenko.

. March 10, 2000 in Hamburg took place the ceremony music awards "Echo", which is among the three most prestigious ceremonies such as the American "Grammy" and British "Brit Award"
. Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko as the guests of honor presented the award to the group "Die phantastischen Vier" in the nomination "The Best Party of Germany". Among the honored guests at the ceremony attended by Tina Turner, Ricky Martin and Tom Jones.

March 18, 2000 at the Kyiv Palace "Ukraine" was held the presentation of awards, perhaps the most prestigious award in the Ukraine, the fourth national program "Person of the Year - 99". Prize Prometheus prestige "was given to Vitaly in the special nomination" Pride of Ukraine.

. 01 п¦п©я-п¦п¦я¦ 2000 пЁп+п¦п¦ Vitaly third time was supposed to defend the world title for the WBO title in a bout against Chris Byrd, replacing the suddenly ill Donovan Ruddock
. Vitali was leading in the battle for all nine rounds, which, incidentally, confirm the judges score sheets for the ring. However, due to injury Vitali makes a decision to refuse the continuation of the fight. In the ring, after the announcement of the winner, Vitali took the microphone and said: "I apologize for the fact that old injury did not allow me to win this fight. The greatest asset of an athlete - Health. I lost the battle. But my title passed to Byrd at the time. Once completed my rehabilitation, I'll be able to regain the belt Champion. This is just a break ". Immediately after the fight Vitali was examined in a Berlin clinic. Found that the tendon that attaches muscle to bone supraspinatus, responsible for lifting and rotation of the arm, unable to bear the load, snapped.

. Fritz Zdunek at post-match press conference, said: "Even before the fight for the world title with Herbie Hide for Vitali sore shoulder
. Also the pain in his shoulder and appeared later in training. But such pain, had experienced Vitali in this fight, was not yet ". April 2 Vitali studied in Hamburg Fleetklinik, where the sixth in April Dr. Achim Hedtman and Peter Benkendorf had his surgery to implant the tendon in the bone

. May 16, 2000 in the family Vitali Klitschko and his wife Natalya been a nice event: nine in the morning heir has been born - Yegor V. Klitschko.

. November 25 Vitali Klitschko after an eight-month break came in the ring to a duel with a German boxer Timo Hoffmann challenge left by his brother Vladimir Champion of Europe
. Beating the "German Oak", namely the so-called Timo in Germany, was the first battle in which Vitali had the ring for twelve rounds, and won on points by unanimous decision.

. In mid-January 2001 between Vitali and Vladimir, as well as their promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl, a conflict arises over the date of completion of the contract between the brothers Klitschko and the club "Universum Box-Promotion"
. According to Vitaly and Vladimir their contract should end on March 31 this year, according to Klaus-Peter Kohl, the effect of his contract with the brothers Klitschko ends April 30, 2004. January 27 in Munich challenged Vitali Klitschko for the vacant title of Intercontinental champion of WBA in the fight against American veteran Orlin "Night Train" Norris. Vitaly very seriously approached this battle. At a press conference held on the eve of a duel, key words of Vitaly were: "In Munich, decided my future. My duty is to win "the battle itself was a very fleeting - 111 seconds. The first blow came Orlin in the chin, knocking him to the ground ring. Orlin frightened and after the second fall for sure thought that health is more expensive and refused to continue with the fight. At the postgame press conference Vitali Klitschko with a certain sadness remarked: "Norris, received several blows, I realized that I was not going to play with him. I did not have any New Year's holiday, not Christmas. Within two months, twice a day I trained for this fight. I wanted to fight and wanted to win it, proving that I'm in great shape: But after the first stroke, I saw the fear in the eyes of the Norrie. What else can I say: "

. Two days later, Vitali made a written appeal to his fans, it stated: "After my first hit Orlin Norris fell on the floor of the ring, despite the fact that he has an impressive list of matches and a name that is known around the world
. I know that you were upset, as well as I. I can say is that in my next fight you will see a real struggle with this opponent! "

. 06 яLп¦п¦я-п¦п¦я¦ Vitali Klitschko, at the invitation of leaders of the team "McLaren" Mika Hakkinen and David Kulharta, attended the presentation of the new car his team's MP4-16, which was held in the Spanish city of Valencia
. "The car is very beautiful, fast and could not help her there is respect. When you see how the pilots on it "low flying" very much want to try and just shoot, feeling like one of the winners of the most prestigious motor racing, Formula - 1 ", - said Vitaly. - "Maybe someday I can do that".

07 March, in one of their concert halls in the center of Hamburg, held a literary evening dedicated to the memory of Mikhail Bulgakov. In the performance of the famous German actress Iris Berben and Vitali Klitschko heard snippets, perhaps, the most mystical novel by Mikhail Bulgakov "The Master and Margarita". Literary readings were held in German. "To prepare for this evening, I have not used the services of a professional actor or director. The novel "The Master and Margarita" I read, while still a teenager, and since it will often read, opening in the work of Mikhail Bulgakov every time something new ", - said Vitaly. - "When Iris invited me to the idea of literary readings, but still one of my favorite books, I would unhesitatingly agreed. I am glad that in the hall were a lot of my friends and admirers of creativity of Mikhail Bulgakov ". In addition to the creative, this action was also charitable. All funds received from the sale of tickets for that evening were donated to the restoration of women's monastery of Archangel Michael, located in Odessa

. February 19 in the German Bundeswehr University, . only the top military schools in Germany, . Vitali Klitschko has represented his PhD thesis on: "Methods of determining the ability of boxers in the sport of multi-stage selection",
. The event took place in the large conference hall of the University, a capacity for 300 people. But even this huge hall could not accommodate all who wish to get acquainted with the scientific work of Vitali. Among the audience were students, representing all military specialties, as well as our compatriots who are studying at this university. Submission of dissertation lasted about an hour and another hour Vitali answered questions. The most common among them were: "Where is Vitali found time to work on my dissertation and how he managed to become a Ph.D., without interrupting the boxing career?"

. Four years ago, Vitaly came to Germany without knowing German is not a single word
. And now he is in for an hour presented his thesis before a German audience, and students were delighted. "If it goes on," - said one of the listeners - Vitali will soon submit their scientific work at Harvard. Well, after that he can throw a box and give lectures around the world. "

Family

Vitaly's family is large, his wife and three children: Egor-Daniel, 7 years old, Elizabeth, Victoria, 5 years, and Maxim - 3 years old. All of them have already become 'celebrities', which did not prevent parents punish them for misconduct and educate - as is required in normal families. In general, children grow as children ... Is that the name Klitschko. But what does it change?

Egor-Daniel

He is the eldest in the family. Firstborn! He has more duties than rights. And he always gets the most. But Egor - a very serious boy. And if not now, then soon necessarily understand why you can not give the date when you lifts her younger sister and why we should indulge in all of his martial art, if you are against adult boys.

. Birth of Yegor waited with great impatience
. Still, the first child in the family. Yegor was born in the U.S.. Vitaly then had to prepare for a fight. But since his wife had already started the fight, is constantly by her side. The result: almost missed the birth of her first son! When on the second day, Natasha stopped the bout, Vitali asked to go in her training. Ran by 10 km, returned to the locker room, and then the phone rings. Natalia in tears, said that already gave birth and she had a great. In general, to its 10 km Vitaly added another 7 to hospital. But had! Washed my hands, and the doctor even let him hold the baby in her arms. Egor is now 7 years old.

The full name of Egor - Egor-Daniel. That is, at first he was just Yegor. But then my parents are thinking ... The fact that the family Klitschko have to wander all over the world after the Pope, who, in his words, almost "lives in a plane '. So, suddenly, parents began to notice that foreigners are hard to pronounce the name 'Egor'. Increasingly out 'Igor'. The only way out was a double name.

Elizabeth Victoria

In its place was supposed to be a boy. Well, that is, not in the literal sense ... And just Vitaly really like to see Egor appeared brother. He also has a brother Vladimir ... True, he has no intention to marry. Limited by the fact that tinkering with nephews. Vitali began to hint to his wife that did not stop to start a second child. Natalia resisted: A year has passed, and one planned ... Klitschko the elder explained, insisted insisted ... And then, finally, a girl! The result was a rather amusing situation: a second child is. A couples 'Vitali, Vladimir' in miniature failed.

Natalie really wanted a girl called Elizabeth. Vitali's birthday daughter won the next match in honor of the victory like the name 'Victoria'. The debate has been long and hot. At some point, Natalia agreed to a dual name. Fortunately, the experience already ... And even on the condition that the name is not Elizabeth, Victoria, and vice versa. But once caught the eye of Vital metric filled wife. In her black and white was written by 'Elizabeth-Victoria'. And her husband had no choice, as shrug ...

Maxim

The youngest in the family Klitschko makes his first steps very quietly. He was born on April 1, after 5 years after the birth of the eldest son. That is, their brother and the age difference is the same as that of Vitaly and Vladimir.

Wife

Mom in the family is not only a mother of three children, but also the wife of a professional boxer. However, Vitaly some time did not want to let her in their fights. As a result, the conversation went so far as that Natalia said: 'Not allowed to enter, buy a ticket and go myself'. Her husband sighed and agreed. Seems not regret ... At least, when after a bout with Lennox Lewis right in the locker room he stitches, his wife was nearby.

Natalia sometimes had even heavier than Vitali. Still need to save the family a peaceful atmosphere. But the children are small - it is still possible. But Yegor already growing up, asks questions. He kindergarten ask: Does he know - who his dad ... And most probably wondering why the pope on the cover of a magazine or billboard. Natalia says that trying to stop talking about world-wide fame to save the 'weather in the house'. However, when my father once came with blue eyes under his eye, had to say that he had problems at work.

Vitali family authority. Probably not even an athlete, but just human. In his company's children feel calm, but different rare obedience.


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