Alexey Voevoda is a world-famous athlete, world champion in arm wrestling and a gold medal winner in bobsleigh, and a holder of two Orders for Services to the Fatherland.
A famous athlete was born on May 9, 1980 in a small village of the Chernihiv region. When the boy was 5 years old, the family moved to Sochi.
Alexei's relatives in the male line have always been distinguished by strength and endurance. His grandfather was known for being like a warrior not only externally, but he could easily pick up a car or bend a coin.
The love for the sport of the boy passed from his father. He was a master of sports in wrestling and tried to attach to the healthy lifestyle of his son. Already at the age of six, Alexey Voevoda actively attended sports clubs and sections. The efforts of the boy were not in vain, at the age of 14 he was distinguished by his dexterity and strength (he could jump over the desk and lift the car).
After graduating from school, Alexei planned to start studying at the police school, but it was not possible. To everyone's surprise, he failed to pass the standards for physical culture. The young man did not lose his head and entered the PFUR at the Faculty of Economics, but soon transferred to the University of Tourism and Resort, which he successfully graduated from. As a student, Alexei strove for independence and worked as a security guard and collector.
The first sport that brought success and recognition to an athlete is arm wrestling. The fight at the hands of the Voivode was carried away in childhood, and a young man was helped by a chance to get into a serious sport. A competition was held in the city, which he did not dare to participate in. Helped take the plunge friends. The guys bought a ticket to an athlete, so there was no going back.
The young man was a real discovery and star of the competition. He was able to win a victory over several rivals at once, including the famous champion. It was the defeated rival (Kote Ramadze) who became the first professional coach of the young athlete. Alexey Voevoda was able to achieve great results in arm wrestling. After a year of training, he became a world champion, and more than once later became his winner again.
During this period, the athlete received the title of master of sports, having passed the whole of formation in a very short time - just a year. According to the rules, it takes at least 5 years of training to get this title.
I was interested in another direction of sport Alexey Voevoda quite by accident. After another victory, they wrote about his achievements in the newspaper, but the note was very modest. At the same time, on the next page there was a huge article about the participants in the bobsled competition, who took 8th place. At that moment it became interesting for an athlete to find out what is such a popular and significant sport.
Alexey did not hesitate and soon attended the training session of the national team, where he took part in the race. The results of the athlete were excellent, he was able to overtake all rivals and on the same day was included in the number of participants in the team.
The year 2003 brought the athlete the first serious injury that did not allow him to train and participate in competitions for 2 years. Despite this, he was able to quickly regain physical fitness and soon received regular awards.
The voivode was repeatedly a participant in the Olympics, which resulted in silver and bronze medals. During this period, the athlete receives his first Order of Merit for the Fatherland. Hometown also notes the merits of the young man and recognizes him as an honorary citizen of Sochi.
In 2013, Alexey Voevoda becomes the ambassador of "Sochi-2014". Despite this, he did not plan to take part in competitions. The question of his inclusion in the team decided a month before the Olympics. The athlete justified the confidence and support given to him. With him, the team received two gold medals.
After the end of the competition, the Voivode receives his second Order of Merit for the Fatherland. It is during this “golden” sports period that a decision is made to end the career of a professional athlete Alexey Voevoda.
Personal life, wife, photo, children
The famous athlete has always been very popular among the fair sex. It is known that even in his youth, he was in love, but the relationship did not lead to anything. It broke the heart of a young man.
Many girls are interested in Alexey Voevoda. Personal life, wife, photos with kids - so far only the plans of the athlete. In an interview, he shared that he wants to start a family. In his opinion, the wife should be the first woman for a man after a mother.
Alexey Voevoda, his personal life (his wife, perhaps, soon will appear), who is carefully hiding, at the age of 36 is not married and has no children. However, his heart is not free. As he said in his interview, with his new darling he learned what true love is, and now he is only interested in personal life, in which he prefers not to let outsiders.
In 2016, the management of the TNT channel considered his candidacy for the role of the main character of the show “Bachelor”. However, Alexey Voevoda refused. Personal life, in his opinion, should be behind the scenes.
From adolescence, a famous athlete was fond of reading. He was attracted to the martial arts, meditation and the rules of healthy eating. It is from the literature that he learned the basic idea of proper nutrition, which was based on the refusal to eat animal protein.
Changing the diet helped the athlete to get in shape before the competition, and eventually even improve their results.
Initially, he decided to try to become a cheese eater, but after three months he switched to vegetarianism. More than 5 years, Alexei Voevoda does not eat meat and fish. Nutrition famous athlete, contrary to universal misconception, does not contain large amounts of protein and carbohydrates. Basically, it is dominated by plant food. Despite this, as recognized by the athlete, he does not feel the limitations in nutrition. Trying to diversify his diet, Alexey Voevoda studied a lot of delicious vegetarian dishes.
After retiring from the sport, Voyevoda took part in a television project of the First Channel called “Without Insurance”, as well as the show “Three Heroes”.