Alekseev Vasily Ivanovich( weightlifter)
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Biography Alekseev Vasily Ivanovich
Vasily Ivanovich Alekseyev was born in 1942 in the Ryazan region.
By profession - mining engineer. For a long time led the teams of the USSR and Russia in weightlifting.
Olympic Champion 1972 (640 kg) and 1976 (440 kg combined) years. 8-times world champion. He has 79 world records. European Champion (1970-75, 1977-78), USSR (1970-76) in the 2nd Heavyweight. With the growth of 186 cm weighed up to 163 kg.
In April 1972, Alekseev lifted 645 kg in triathlon. Toward the close of the Olympic tournament in Montreal-76 pushed 255 kg, which is only a 'top ten' less than the present record Russians Andrei Chemerkin. By the way, the champion Sydney Iranian Hossein Reza Zadeh established the highest achievements in the snatch (212 5) and combined (472, 5).
Moscow-80 38-year-old Alexeev not mastered the initial weight. Failures are due to his long absence from the dais after injury. Himself believes that his 'removed' as their leaders, before the competition by offering a drink allegedly tonic herbal tincture. Later, at the Olympics-92 Alexeev he tried to 'hide' from the platform Belarusian Alexander Kurlovich, who won the second Olympic victory.