Oleksiy Torokhtiy – author, expert
Olympic Champion, owner of Torokhtiy Weightlifting and WBCM
Weightlifting Experience: 21 years
Oleksiy Torokhtiy was born on May 22, 1986, in Zugres, Donetsk region, Ukraine. He graduated in 2003 from Kharkiv Regional Higher School of Physical Culture and in 2010 from Kharkiv Aviation Institute. In 2014, he earned a second degree from Zaporizhzhya National University, specializing in physical education and sports / weightlifting coach. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Sports Science at the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport.
Oleksiy Torokhtiy is best known as a gold medalist in weightlifting at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He also participated in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He is a winner of World and European Championships. His best physical performance:
- The Snatch – 200 kg
- The Clean & Jerk – 240 kg
Apart from his Olympic gold medal, Torokhtiy has held various positions in sports administration. He was a Member of the European Weightlifting Federation Executive Committee, Deputy Chairman of the Ukrainian National Olympic Committee Athletes Commission, and the Vice-President of the Weightlifting Federation of Ukraine from 2016 to 2020. He is also a social media influencer in weightlifting with over half a million Instagram followers and over 285,000 YouTube subscribers.
Education and Courses
Torokhtiy has a degree in Physical Education from Kharkiv Regional Higher School of Physical Culture and in “Control system for flying machines and complexes” from Kharkiv Aviation Institute. He also holds a degree specializing in physical education and sports / weightlifting coach from Zaporizhzhya National University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Sports Science at the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport.
In 2020, Oleksiy released his eBook titled “The Snatch MasterClass: Olympic Weightlifting Course for Athletes & Coaches“. This same year, he started his Ph.D. in Sports Science. His second eBook, “The Olympic Clean MasterClass“ is based on his Ph.D. research.
Oleksiy Torokhtiy is also a renowned coach. He offers a variety of training programs through his website, including “Deadlift Strength Program,” “Male Weightlifting 2.0,” “Women 2.0,” and “Weightlifting for Functional Fitness”. He also actively holds masterclasses and seminars on weightlifting all over the world.