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Old 03-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Ricky Bruch, a great weightlifter among other things. Ive recently read one of his books and i really got much respect for this man.

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Björn Rickard ("Ricky") Bruch (born 2 July 1946 in Örgryte, Gothenburg) is a former Swedish athlete (discus) and actor, who grew up in Skåne, and is a long-time resident of Malmö.
Bruch was a good athlete, but failed to achieve great success in major international events; his greatest successes were Olympic bronze in 1972 along with silver and bronze at the European Championships in Athletics, but he also managed to equal the world record in 1972 with a throw of 68.40 metres. His personal best (71.26 metres in autumn 1984) remains the Swedish record and puts him ninth in the all-time performers list. As well as achieving his sporting career and his turbulent personal life, Bruch also acted in light-entertainment films, including a minor role in the film version of Ronia the Robber's Daughter.
His autobiography Gladiatorns kamp (The Gladiator's Battle) was printed in 1990, and an anthology of his poetry, Själ och kropp: Dikter (Body and Soul: Poems), has also been published.
Bruch made his dramatic breakthrough in the mid-1960s. His main discipline was the shotput, and later the discus, as he joined the ranks of the world's greatest in the early 1970s. The highlight of his career came in 1972, when he equalled the world record of 68.40 metres at the DN games in Stockholm and, later that season, won a bronze medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.
Throughout his career, Bruch was known as being both outspoken and controversial. He readily changed his opinions on various matters, and represented around a dozen athletics teams, including his own IK Diskus.
After a few years away from the glare of publicity in the early 1980s, he returned to the spotlight at the age of 38 in the autumn of 1984 - returning to form, he managed a number of throws over the 70 metre mark. He achieved his personal record of 71.26 metres in November 1984 at a competition in Malmö. At the Swedish Championships in Västerås in 1985, Bruch was involved in a dispute with Anders Borgström, the team captain at the time. Bruch's willingness to speak his mind resulted, effectively, in his career being over. However, he continued to appear in the media from time to time, most recently in a TV4 documentary from July 2005.





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He was the king! Im doing me some bruch cleans saturday if wrists are up to it :P
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