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Artem Okulov: biography
The name of a young weightlifter Artem Okulov is today one of the most mentioned on the Internet, at least in its «sport» part. The guy called the most gifted native of the Perm region, and sometimes referred to the fellow-citizens of Kazan. Both of these statements are true.
Born and raised in Artem town Chusovoy, which is located in the Perm region. His father, max was a master of sports in weightlifting. When the boy grew older, the husband began to take on the gym House of sports «Metallurgist». He Okulov said today that his body did not have any features that heralded a great sporting heights.
The main reason for the great result is in the correct sports education, which his father had given him, as well as strict adherence to all methods and modes. And, of course, unwavering belief in yourself and your strength.
In 11 years Artem has been able to meet the standards for obtaining the title of candidate master of sports, and at age 14 became the master of sports of Russia. At about this time a young man and moved to Kazan, where he was offered much better conditions for the practice in comparison with what he had in Perm region.
In the capital of Tatarstan Okulov he graduated from the Kazan school of the Olympic reserve, parallel to the striking sports fans with their achievements. For example, Tom in 15 years raised the weight, which became the third European and fourth world.
In 2010, gold medals began to fall in the Treasury of the young weightlifter, one after another. Artem Okulov wins the championship of Russia, becoming the best in Europe, rises on the highest step of the podium at the youth Olympics in Singapore.
With its light weight, which never exceeds 85 pounds, the young man raises the bar to an incredible weight. To date, his record is 176 kg in snatch and 215 kg in clean and jerk. Due to such indicators Artem repeatedly became the winner and champion of the competition is under the auspices of the Russian Federation and was one of the best at the Universiade, World and European Championships. And we are talking about both youth and adult level.
To the question, what is the secret of his success, Tom always says that it’s in the mood. The guy just does not allow the thought that they could lose.
22-year-old Artem Okulov fully focused on achieving sporting heights. He carefully observes the discipline and sport mode, does not afford such entertainment that for its peers is the norm and commonplace. And, of course, living such a life, it is very difficult to think about serious family relations. So deep attitude of the young heavyweight is yet to come.
An interesting detail of the biography of Artem Okulov. Returning home after winning the Olympics in Singapore, youth, along with the entire national team visited the residence of the President of Russia. And there was headed at the time of the country Dmitry Medvedev not only thanked Artem for the phenomenal appearance, but also personally gave him a gold watch.