Alexey Tyukalov Certifies on the Captains of Crush No. 3 Gripper
by Randall J. Strossen, IronMind Enterprises, Inc. © 2012
He’s a man on a mission in the grip strength world and today Alexey Tyukalov was officially certified on the Captains of Crush (CoC) No. 3 gripper—proving he has a world class grip.
Alexey Tyukalov (center), just certified on the Captains of Crush (CoC) No. 3 gripper, is flanked by his referee, Oleg Chernov of AerRus (left), and by the president of the Armlifting Association of Russia, Nikolai Vitkevich (right). IronMind® | Courtesy of Alexey Tyukalov.
The 33-year old was born in Russia, and “moved to Finland in 1998 and finished there economical institute. [For the] past 10 years I have lived in different countries and I will move back to Finland this autumn. “I have been doing sport all my life: as a child I was active in boxing, later at professionnal level in mix fight. I interested first in IronMind sport activities in 2010 and since have tried all different arts.
“My main activity is Rolling Thunder and isometric exercises. I have worked methodically with Rolling Thunder and my aim is to break the worldc record of Mark Felix. This Spring I started to work also with grippers, and succeeded in closing CoC 3. My next plan is to close CoC No. 3.5 and to break the current world record on Apollon’s Axle,” Tyukalov told IronMind.
Talk about an impressive set of grip-strength goals and IronMind is proud to announce that Alexey Tyukalov is well on his way to proving himself: Congratulations, Alexey—you have joined the elite and your name has been added to the official certification list for the Captains of Crush No. 3 gripper.
IronMind would like to thank our Russian colleague Oleg Chernov for his invaluable assistance, serving as Alexey Tyukalov’s referee on Alexey’s official attempt to close the CoC No. 3 gripper—without Oleg’s help, IronMind would not have been able to recognize Alexey’s accomplishment.
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