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    Russian 'Greatest Warrior' takes bobsleigh Gold


    Favourites Zubkov, Voevoda win first Russian bobsleigh gold

    Russia, Sochi 17.02.2014

    Krasnaya Polyana, Russia (dpa) - Russians Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda lived up to the home crowd pressure and big time expectations to win the gold medal at the two-man bobsleigh on Monday - the country‘s first gold in bobsleigh.

    Zubkov and Voevoda jumped two steps up the podium after bronze in 2010 after they were fastest in all four heats for a combined winning time of 3 minutes 45.39 seconds.

    Silver went to Switzerland‘s Beat Hefti, who won bronze in 2006 and 2010 with Martin Annen but teamed up with Alex Baumann for a time 0.66 seconds slower than Zubkov

    The 2010 four-man gold medallist Steven Holcomb of the United States took bronze with Steven Langton, finishing 0.88 seconds behind the Russians.

    The reigning world champions Francesco Friedrich and Jannis Baecker of Germany took eighth.
    Favourites Zubkov, Voevoda win first Russian bobsleigh gold | EUROPE ONLINE



    Voevoda is fucking superhuman, many in Russia believe that now. This guy seems to excel in any sport he tries.

    He is an accomplished martial artist, practiced Judo and Karate since youth, winning many medals

    He is Master of Sport Candidate in Judo today, and has a brown belt in Karate.

    Later, in university, he went into bobsleigh. Won Silver in Turin, Bronze in Vancouver, and now Gold in Sochi, and in between that, had a Bronze in 2008 and Gold in 2011 World Championships.


    After Vancouver, he actually temporarily left bobsleigh, went into power sports, weightlifting and competitive arm-wrestling

    He trains with his friend, Russian arm-wrestling champion, Denis Tsyplenkov


    This guy has superhuman strength. Here, he works out with a 237 kg dumbbell


    He quickly distinguished himself in the arm-wrestling world too


    In 2011, Voevoda teaches arm-wrestling to boys in his home region, in Krasnodar krai (he's from near Sochi, btw)


    Training: Alexey Voevoda HEAVY Training - YouTube

    Medvedev gave him a medal, for all his sports accomplishments


    And Zubkov, who rode with him in Vancouver and Turin too, talked him into coming back, for Sochi. Seems it was a wise decision. I think maybe this gift of his is divine, from God himself, in his blood, and in his name, Voyevoda. That is an ancient Russian word, and a sacred one. It means "The Greatest Warrior". The second in command of medieval Russian kniaz, warlord, the man that stands just behind him and holds charge of his army

    Voevodas were legendary warriors, who, in traditional mythology, battles multi-headed dragons, like Zmei Gorynych, etc. They were believed to possess superhuman abilities given to them by God himself. Voevoda was their new name, chosen upon assuming that status. And it seems Alexey comes from that great lineage. His victory was predetermined hehe
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    You should post a spoiler in case someone wanted to watch tonight...

    you must have been too excited to think LOL

    Oh well bobsleds are about my favorite- along with the loge - I think that's how you spell it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan Bandera View Post
    You should post a spoiler in case someone wanted to watch tonight...

    you must have been too excited to think LOL

    Oh well bobsleds are about my favorite- along with the loge - I think that's how you spell it..
    I'm sure this has already been on TV Anyway, I guess I get all those results earlier than most here, since I watch Yandex.ru and other Russian sources for updates.

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