Alexey Voyevoda is a Russian bobsledder and a professional arm wrestler, Honored Master of Sports in armwrestling (2004) and Bobsleigh (2006). Also he is a candidate for master of sports in judo. By the way, Alexey is a vegetarian.
Voyevoda won silver in the four-man bobsleigh event with Filipp Egorov, Alexei Seliverstov, and Alexandre Zoubkov at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Later he won a bronze medal in the two-man event at the 2008 FIBT World Championships in Altenberg, Germany. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Voyevoda won a bronze medal in the two-man event and became World Champion in 2011 in the two-man event.
The boy was born on May 9, 1980 in Sochi. At the age of 6 Alexey was engaged in karate. In his childhood Voyevoda spent summer holidays in the Ukraine in the village Kalinovitsa at grandpa’s house. There he helped on the farm.
Voyevoda graduated from the Sochi State University of Tourism and Recreation. His dream was to enter the Higher Police School in Rostov-on-Don (it was one of the most prestigious universities), but … he didn’t pass Physical Education exam.
He worked for a security firm and was a cash collector.