28 Nov '11, 4am

Weightlifting legend Alekseyev dies

MOSCOW - Super heavyweight lifter Vasily Alekseyev (picture), who dominated the sport throughout the '70s and set 80 world records for what was then the Soviet Union, has died. He was 69. The Russian weightlifting federation confirmed the death of Alekseyev on Friday, describing him as "one of the strongest people on the planet" and a "legend of Soviet sport". Alekseyev was unbeaten from 1970 to 1978, winning two Olympic gold medals and eight consecutive world titles. He held the world record of 645kg for three lifts set in 1972. The record will stand because the triple competition is no longer held. Alekseyev died in a clinic in Munich, Germany, where he was being treated for heart problems. He won his first Olympic gold medal in 1972 in Munich and his second four years later in Montreal. He retired after falling short at the 1980 Games in Moscow. Sports Illustrated put h...

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