Category Archives: Weightlifting

Olympic champion weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev dies

(This report was published by the New York Times on Nov. 27, 2011. Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/sports/vasily-alekseyev-69-champion-weight-lifter-dies.html?ref=obituaries.) Vasily Alekseyev, the Soviet super heavyweight lifter who won 2 Olympic gold medals and set 80 world records, reigning as the so-called world’s

Olympic champion weightlifter Vasily Alekseyev dies

(This report was published by the New York Times on Nov. 27, 2011. Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/28/sports/vasily-alekseyev-69-champion-weight-lifter-dies.html?ref=obituaries.) Vasily Alekseyev, the Soviet super heavyweight lifter who won 2 Olympic gold medals and set 80 world records, reigning as the so-called world’s