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Russian bobsledder is arm wrestling world champion, raw vegetarian

Jan 16, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

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The strongest man at the Sochi Olympics?

It might just be Alexey Voyevoda.

The Moscow Times published a feature on the Russian bobsledder Thursday.

Voyevoda is no stranger to the Olympics with a silver from 2006 and a bronze from 2010. It looks like he’s about to compete in his third Olympics as part of driver Aleksander Zubkov‘s crew that could win gold.

As it turns out, Voyevoda is a three-time World Champion in arm wrestling.

“Arm wrestling is a very serious thing,” Voyevoda told the Moscow Times. “Many more countries practice arm wrestling than bobsleigh. I plan to return to arm wrestling after the Sochi Games. I have many options.”

The Sochi native is also a raw vegetarian.

“I grew up in the mountains, and I would always climb trees with the other children,” Voyevoda said. “I was the fastest of the little tree-climbing monkeys. That is how I became strong.”

U.S. bobsledder competed for Liberia, Switzerland, in CFL

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