Friday, January 16, 2009

Lords of the Rings

the great ringmen of the past 50 years



Learn more about them after the jump

1. Albert Azaryan aka Azarian (Альберт Азарян)
- born 11 February 1929 in Armenia
- created his own move: front lever to iron cross
- first lord of the rings
1954 World Champion (Rome, Italy)
1958 World Champion (Moscow, Russia)
1956 Olympic Champion (Melbourne, Australia)
1960 Olympic Champion (Rome, Italy)

2. Akinori Nakayama (中山 彰規)
- born 1 March 1943 in Japan
- created his own move: back lever to iron cross
1970 World Champion (Ljubljana, Yugoslavia)
1968 Olympic Champion (Mexico City, Mexico)
1972 Olympic Champion (Munich, Germany)

3. Alexander Dityatin (Александр Дитятин)
- born 7 August 1957 in Russia
- won 8 gold medals at the 1980 Summer Olympics
1979 World Champion (Fort Worth, USA)
1981 World Champion (Moscow, Russia)
1980 Olympic Champion (Moscow, Russia)

4. Koji Gushiken (具志堅 幸司)
- born 12 November 1956 in Japan
1983 World Champion (Budapest, Hungary)
1984 Olympic Champion (Los Angeles, USA)

5. Dmitry Bilozerchev (Дмитрий Билозерчев)
- born 22 December 1966 in Russia
- in 1985 Dimitri had a car accident and almost lost his leg. Despite the critics he returned to sport and won 1988 Olympics
1983 World Champion (Budapest, Hungary)
1988 Olympic Champion (Seoul, Korea)

6. Yuri Chechi
- born 11 October 1969 in Italy
1996 Olympic Champion (Atlanta, USA)
1993 - 1997: 5x World Champion
http://www.jurychechi.it

7. Dong Zhen
- born 2 February 1977 in China
1999 World Champion (Tianjin, China)

8. Szilveszter Csollany
- born 13 April 1970 in Hungary
2000 Olympic Champion (Sydney, Australia)
2002 World Champion (Debrecen, Hungary)

9. Jordan Jovtchev (Йордан Йовчев)
- born 24 February 1973 in Bulgaria
- competed in 5 Olympic Games (2008, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1992)
2001 World Champion (Ghent, Belgium)
2003 World Champion (Anaheim, USA)
2004 True Olympic Champion (Athens, Greece)

10. Yuri van Gelder
- born 20 April 1983 in Netherlands
- Sergeant in Dutch Army
2005 World Champion (Melbourne, Australia)
2005 European Champion (Debrecen, Hungary)
http://www.yvangelder.nl

11. Chen Yibing (陈一冰)
- born 19 December 1984 in China
2006 World Champion (Aarhus, Denmark)
2007 World Champion (Stuttgart, Germany)
2008 Olympic Champion (Beijing, China)

1 comment:

  1. C=C=C=C=C=C If you only knew, the power of that one ring

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