Usyk and Torokhtiy: sharing of experience in weightlifting and boxing
Olympic champions Oleksandr Usyk and Oleksiy Torokhtiy held joint weightlifting and boxing training at the Olympic Base in Kyiv.
In an exclusive video interview, the legendary boxer told to Oleksiy Torokhtiy why he was moving to a new weight category, how he was preparing for a fight with Carlos Takam and why he began to engage in weightlifting.
When he was asked to demonstrate the strength of the punch on Torokhtiy, Usyk categorically refused, “I can’t hit you: we became Olympic champions on one day. By no means, I can’t! Moreover, I haven’t beaten people for free for a long time.”
More comments from athletes about the training process and the details of the training techniques are in an interview. Also, viewers of the video blog will be able to become the owners of T-shirts from legendary athletes, answering questions in the video.
Watch the full interview here
Ihor Shymechko is a renowned Ukrainian weightlifter. He has represented his country in several Olympic Games, notably in 2008, 2012, and 2016. His impressive career includes winning the European championship in 2009 and earning a silver medal in 2011 in the +105 kg division. Shymechko also earned a Ph.D. from Lviv State University of Physical Culture.