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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
NationalityUkrainian
Born (1986-05-22) May 22, 1986 (age 32)
Zuhres, Ukraine
Alma materNational Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) (2012)
Weight104 kg (229 lb) (2012)
Websitewww.torokhtiy.com
Sport
Country Ukraine
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)105 kg
Coached byValery 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.

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2008   Beijing, China 105 kg 172 177 181 9 213 220 220 10 390 10
2012   London, England 105 kg 185 190 190 2 222 226 227 1 412  
World Championships
2006   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 105 kg 160 160 165 17 200 205 208 13 373 12
2007   Chiang Mai, Thailand 105 kg 167 167 167 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009   Goyang, South Korea 105 kg 176 180 183 6 215 221 221 6 395 4
2011   Paris, France 105 kg 176 181 185 5 220 229 229   410  
European Championships
2008   Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy 105 kg 170 170 175 6 210 217 220   395 5
2009   Bucharest, Romania 105 kg 172 177 181 4 213 220 224   405  
2010   Minsk, Belarus 105 kg 175 180 180 7 217 221 225   396  
2011   Kazan, Russia 105 kg 170 175 175 11 215 215 218   385 5

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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