The last USSR bodybuilding champion went to live in the forest. The strange story of Kirill Dubkov
Have you ever wanted to give up everything and start a new life? Such thoughts are often visited during a period of depression or a series of failures on the way to a cherished dream. And sometimes people part with the comfortable city bustle and go away from civilization, not at all regretting about it. This path was chosen by the champion of the USSR in bodybuilding Kirill Dubkov . We will tell you how an athlete lives now, who has decided to exchange fame and a mountain of muscles for peace in the village.
Who is Kirill Dubkov?
Dubkov is the last USSR champion in bodybuilding. Yes, it is such an immodest title that a man bears, who in the early 90s conquered the competition podiums in physical form. Kirill Aleksandrovich admits that his love for sports appeared very spontaneously. It all started with a camera presented as a birthday present.
Photo: From the hero's personal archive
Dubkov's competitive career lasted only three years: from 1989 to 1992. But, despite his little experience in competitions, he managed to take the championship in the 1991 championship in the category up to 80 kilograms. The championship was held in the fall, and in the winter the Soviet Union collapsed. Thus, Kirill Alexandrovich received the famous title.
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Dramatic road to international title
After that, the man did not give up his hobby. He continued to train and even tried his hand at international competitions. However, the competition turned out to be very serious. To try to get the necessary form, Kirill Dubkov went to extreme measures and resorted to the use of steroids.
Kirill Dubkov (left) at the Championship USSR bodybuilding, 1991
Of course, the result was impressive. Joy and strength came, muscles began to grow, but the athlete felt like synthetic. The body began to give alarm bells. As a result, the bodybuilder had to end his career in 1992, and he attended championships only as an observer.
Kirill Dubkov at a competition in Mogilev , 2013
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After a very successful career, the life of the last champion was going well. The man had his own sports business selling exercise equipment. Also, for some time, Kirill Aleksandrovich served as chairman of the Belarusian Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness. But now Dubkov's life has changed dramatically.
The former athlete decided to leave the city and plunge into an ordinary village life. It was a change in outlook, because the old views ceased to bring joy. With him in the wilderness, the ex-bodybuilder took only a malamute puppy and a few bags of clothes. He left status, business and fame behind. Now the man resembles a real hermit who lives outside the laws of civilization. The former bodybuilder devotes part of his farm life to working with wood.
This allows you to keep a decent shape for 50 years. It should be noted that work with his hands has always brought pleasure to Dubkov. While serving in the army, he independently made a gym for his colleagues. Around Kirill Alexandrovich's house there is a rich harvest, goat's milk and eggs can be taken from neighbors across the river, his wife bakes bread, and trees bear fruit in the garden. Moreover, the latest champion is breeding a rare breed of Alaskan Malamutes.
The twists of fate that happened to Kirill Dubkov tell us that happiness for each person is defined differently. Some dream of a luxurious life in New York, while others dream of peace of mind and unity with nature.