Alexander Glikin: for that Ordzhonikidze was sent the most powerful man on the plant

Biography 21/02/20 Alexander Glikin: for that Ordzhonikidze was sent the strongest person in the plant

What should the most powerful man on the planet? The idea is that such activity, which is somehow associated with the most favorable using their own physical strength. To raise a 500-pound barbell, juggling 80-pound weights, to break with bare hands granite slabs and ice blocks, bending pieces of iron and stuff. In short, do something unique – and certainly for applause, the popularity and a good reward. But, alas, it turns out not always: sometimes the circumstances are stronger. The story of strongman Alexander Glicine proves it.

the Force that comes once in 500 years.

unfortunately, if not to work on the promotion name, then in the end it will not remain even memories. Probably why Glikin were in sight, being a Mature athlete, and we know almost nothing specific about his life to impressive records.

for the First time the hero drew attention to themselves, speaking in Lugansk and the tent in the early 20-ies of the last century. There he entertained the audience with various power stunts. And one “special” room, I struck up the public especially: Glicine put on the head of a huge granite slab – and anyone could beat this on the slab with a sledgehammer.

In 1930 tons year athlete, nicknamed for its incredible strength, “the Russian Hercules”, came to conquer Leningrad, apparently relying on the fact that in Leningrad it, and expects recognition. There is information that the athlete was planning to go to the Leningrad Institute of physical culture, but did this admission is unclear.

However, Glikin really caused a furor in the Northern capital. For the purpose of estimating his physical strength, assembled a Commission of experts from which the assessment was astonished and made a rather strange, but a bold conclusion: if Alexander will dedicate myself to strength training, you will be able to set a world record. While not simple, and one that no one will be able to cover over 500 years.

the Circumstances were such that the optimistic assumption of the Commission remained experimentally not verified.

Labour heroism is not appreciated

In 1931 Glikin took the plant “ZIL”, probably hoping just to earn money and no thoughts of a Grand career, which, according to experts, had to wait for him in the near future. But this is the device that put an end to this career. And all because of altruism and bravado of the “Russian Hercules”.

the fact that Glikin, almost became a work, immediately rushed to demonstrate its remarkable strength and to help colleagues in all that is connected with the dragging, pushing and holding heavy weights. The staff of “ZIL” was in shock, nothing like they’ve never seen, either before or after meeting with a genetic freak. Well, their astonishment can easily understand.

the hero off the ground without the aid of special devices load weighing half a ton, turned a heavy tank, stand on the back and shoulders larger than life machines, boilers, cast in forms and stuff like that. And case when Glycine managed to single-handedly push out of clay tawassul on the spring vehicle – caused special excitement.

the case when Glikin saved the worker, crushed by the rigging machine. Moreover, to move a machine the hero was so elementary that he didn’t even understand why everyone is so elated and grateful.

it would Seem that that was then, and is to come glory, because to ignore such a promising athlete is simply impossible. And Glikina really noticed and appreciated. That’s just the coaches somehow were not in a hurry to take your hands from the talent. In 1933 in the factory newspaper “Red Putilovets” there was a note about the incredible physical abilities of an ordinary worker.

On the standan ode to Hercules even specially convened Commission of doctors, which came to the following conclusion: “In order to avoid accidents when sharing the lifting of heavy loads, due to the imbalance of power Glicine and the rest of the workers, it is advisable to use it only individually”.

Thank strongman somehow sunk… No, again not up to the coaching staff and people’s Commissar of heavy industry of the USSR Sergo Ordzhonikidze. He figured and thought that “people-jacks” in terms of the lack of equipment is much more important than great athletes and circus performers. And forcibly transferred Glicine on a closed defense enterprise, which already had no chance even to think about the future of weightlifting altitudes.

Power genius was involved in the reconstruction of the Moscow factories, but for decades no information about his heroic exploits in the press is not leaked. But when he returned scaffolder at home on “ZIL”, the excitement broke out with renewed force – and this despite the fact that Glikin was no longer young.

“I Glicine purposely in unfrequented places send. And then it will appear in the shop – leave all the work: it is surrounded by 200-300 people, even climb on the roof and watch. Why on earth, see? Man as man,” – says the master “Belovskogo” shop.

“Russian Hercules” has worked in the plant to 65 years. And even at this age he was distinguished by incredible strength and physique. Unfortunately, Merited of sports achievements in life Glicine never happened. He himself, apparently not wanting to reopen that wound, only good-naturedly waved away when he asked: “In youth I was probably stupid. And three hundred pounds could lift it.”

Although the phenomenon is still “lit up” throughout the Soviet Union: she starred in the film “Queen of the gas station” – in the episode carrying a car “Zaporozhets” of the tube in free space. And still it was not enough.

Glicine Alexander’s Desire to show themselves not where they should be, determinecourse played a trick on him and broke his life!

Ilya Pozhidaev

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