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Oleksiy Pavlovych Torokhtiy (Ukrainian: Олексій Павлович Торохтій; born May 22, 1986 in Zuhres) is a Ukrainian weightlifter,[1] an Olympic Gold Medalist in weightlifting (London 2012),[2] winner of World and European Championships. Paricipant of two Olympic Games (2008, 2012).[3] Oleksiy is also a Member of European Weightlifting Federation Executive Committee,[4] Deputy Chairman of Ukrainian National Olympic Commіttee Athletes Commission[5] and the Vice-President of the Weightlifting Federation of Ukraine.[6]

Oleksiy Torokhtiy
Oleksiy Torokhtiy portrait.jpg
Torokhtiy in 2012
Personal information
Nationality Ukrainian
Born (1986-05-22) May 22, 1986 (age 32)
Zuhres, Ukraine
Alma mater National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) (2012)
Weight 104 kg (229 lb) (2012)
Website www.torokhtiy.com
Sport
Country  Ukraine
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 105 kg
Coached by Valery Nikulin, Mikhail Matsokha
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals
Updated on 7 August 2012.

Currently Oleksiy actively holds master classes and seminars on weightlifting all over the world. Oleksiy is the founder of international sportswear and accessories brand "Warm Body Cold Mind". Oleksiy is an author and creator of series of training programs and nutrition sets called TOR WOD.

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BiographyEdit

Torokhtiy was born on May 22, 1986 in Zugres, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

In 2003 he graduated from Kharkov Regional Higher School of Physical Culture with a degree in Physical Education.

In 2010 he graduated from Kharkov Aerospace Institute with a major in "Control system for flying machines and complexes" and was certified as an engineer.

In 2014 he received a second degree in Zaporozhye National University, specializing in physical education and sports / weightlifting coach.

In 2016, he founded the international brand of sportswear and accessories "Warm Body Cold Mind" (WBCM). It became famous for its slogan on t-shirts. "The (WBCM) shirt made its debut in (famous American baseball player Bryce Harper) his first media address in Florida, and was casually noted by the Washington Post, ESPN, Yahoo! Sports and more, who failed to grasp what it means".[7] As well Oleksiy Torokhtiy launched an online weightlifting program Torwod.

Personal lifeEdit

Oleksiy Torokhtiy is married to Daria who works as a guitar teacher.[8] Oleksiy and Daria have a son Myron (2015).[9]

Sports careerEdit

Oleksiy started weightlifting in 2000. In 2005 he joined the Ukrainian national Olympic weightlifting team.

In 2006, at the European Junior Championships, he became a bronze medalist in the snatch and clean & jerk.

In 2007 he became the winner of the World Weightlifting Cup in Apia.

In 2008, he became a participant of the XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing, where he became one of the 10 strongest athletes in the category of up to 105 kg.

In 2009 he became a silver medalist in European Championships in Bucharest (405 kg).

In 2010, he received the silver in clean & jerk and became the bronze medalist of the European Weightlifting Championships in Minsk.

In 2011 in Paris, Oleksiy Torokhtiy became the bronze medalist of the World Championship.

On August 6, 2012 in London Oleksiy became the Olympic Gold Medalist in weightlifting in the category 105 kg.

Competition resultsEdit

Year Event Rank Category BWT Snatch Cl&Jerk Total
2012 XXX OLYMPIC GAMES 1 105 kg 104.31 185 227 412
2011 2011 IWF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 3 105 kg 104.27 181 229 410
2011 90TH MEN AND 24TH WOMEN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 5 105 kg 104.78 170 215 385
2010 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 3 105 kg 104.02 175 221 396
2009 77th MEN's and 20th WOMEN's WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 4 105 kg 104.31 180 215 395
2009 European Championships 2 105 kg 104.24 181 224 405
2008 XXIX OLYMPIC GAMES 10 105 kg 104.64 177 213 390
2008 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS 5 105 kg 104.86 175 220 395
2007 IWF WORLD CUP 1 105 kg 103.99 160 205 365
2007 76th MEN's and 19th WOMEN's WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS --- 105 kg 104.61 --- --- 0
2006 75th MEN's and 18th WOMEN's WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 12 105 kg 104.70 165 208 373.0
2006 32nd MEN's and 12th WOMEN's JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 4 105 kg 103.76 163 206 369.0
2005 31st MEN's and 11th WOMEN's JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 105 kg 102.30 160 195 355.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Victorias del kazako Ilyin y del ruso Akkaev". adn.es. 2011-11-12. Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Ukraine's Torokhtiy earns weightlifting gold". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Athletes - International Weightlifting Federation". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2018-07-25. 
  4. ^ "EWF COMMISSIONS". ewfed.com. Retrieved 2018-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Athletes elected their representatives to the NOC". noc-ukr.org. Retrieved 2018-07-25. 
  6. ^ "Ukrainian weightlifting federation". uwf.net.ua. Retrieved 2018-07-25. 
  7. ^ "What Does Harper's 'Warm Body, Cold Mind' Shirt Mean?". 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2018-07-25. 
  8. ^ "Олимпийский чемпион Алексей Торохтий женился - Jetsetter". Jetsetter (in Russian). 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2018-07-25. 
  9. ^ "Олимпийский чемпион Алексей Торохтий стал отцом". www.segodnya.ua (in Russian). Retrieved 2018-07-25. 

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