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Oleksiy Torokhtiy is a Ukrainian weightlifter best known for winning the Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. In the years after the end of his professional sporting career, Oleksiy has gathered a lot of attention due to his clothing brand “Warm Body Cold Mind,” his YouTube free training sessions, his Instagram account (which he also uses as a way to share training tips & tricks), and the knowledge he has shared with the audience through his masterclasses and books. As of 2023, Oleksiy Torokhtiy’s net worth is estimated to be anywhere around $3-5 million. 

Career Highlights:

Best known for Winning the Gold Medal in the 105kg category at the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Accomplishments: 

  • Ranked top 10 in the world in his category at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
  • Won bronze at the 2009 World Championships in Goyang, South Korea
  • Won silver at the 2008 European Championships in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
  • Won gold for the Clean&Jerk event and silver overall at the 2009 European Championships in Bucharest, Romania
  • Won silver for the Clean&Jerk event and bronze overall at the 2010 European Championships in Minsk, Belarus
  • Won bronze at the 2011 European Championships in Kazan, Russia
  • Won two bronze medals at the 2011 World Championships in Paris, France
  • Won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Great Britain

Popularity: 

Oleksiy Torokhtiy is one of the most popular faces in weightlifting, and his numbers showcase just that. The famous Ukrainian weightlifter has:

  • Over 578 000 followers on Instagram
  • Over 285 000 subscribers on YouTube

Who is Oleksiy Torokhtiy?

Real Name Oleksiy Torokhtiy
Date of Birth May 22, 1986
Age 37 years old
Born Place Zuhres, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union 
Profession Weightlifter
Net Worth $3-5 million
Relationship Status Married 

Oleksiy Torokhtiy is one of the most popular faces in the world of weightlifting. He’s an incredibly accomplished lifter who has managed to snag a medal from each major competition he participated in, culminating with his winning gold in the 105 kg category at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Along with the success he had in the world of sports, Oleksiy also managed to get a diploma from two separate universities in Ukraine. In 2003, he graduated from the Kharkiv Regional Higher School of Physical Culture with a degree in Physical Education, and then seven years later, in 2010, he got certified as an engineer, as he majored in “Control systems for flying machines and complexes” at the Kharkiv Aviation Center.

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Once his career as a professional weightlifter ended, Oleksiy tried to find multiple ways to help out the lifting community. 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. However, he found that the best way to inspire and nurture the next generation of weightlifters is with the help of his masterclasses and seminars on weightlifting that he holds all over the world and his personal blog and YouTube channel, which contain plenty of vital information and training advice for young athletes. Along with his work in forwarding his knowledge to the next generation, Oleksiy also launched an international brand for sportswear and accessories that he named “Warm Body Cold Mind,” a phrase that became his slogan. 

To continue learning, in 2014, Oleksiy got a second degree in physical education and weightlifting coaching from the Zaporizhzhya National University. And six years later, in 2020, he enrolled in the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education & Sport to earn a Ph.D. in sports science. He is currently working on his Ph.D. thesis, “The Development of Remote Training Programs,” which is heavily influenced by Torokhtiy’s second book, “The Olympic Clean Masterclass.”

When it comes to Oleksiy Torokhtiy’s personal life and net worth, the information that can be found online is scarce. It’s well-known that Oleksiy Torokhtiy’s married to Daria, who works as a guitar teacher, and they have a son together who was born in 2015, named Myron. According to online estimates, the weightlifter’s net worth is around $3-5 million dollars, which cements his spot as one of the most popular and well-earning weightlifters on the planet.

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