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Little hercules, Richard Sandrakov, Ukraine

Little Hercules, Richard Sandrakov, Ukraine

Richard was born 15 April 1992, in a small village in Ukraine. His parents decided he would have a much better life living in the United States, therefore moving to Pennsylvania when Richard was two years old. Richard began his training soon after they arrived in the states. His father being a master martial arts introduced him to various stretches and light weight training when he was at a young age. By the age five, Richard had mastered martial arts and set higher goals to become one the strongest human beings in the world. In 1997, Richard and his family moved to California with hopes for Richard’s career taking f. Richard’s father took him to see fitness trainer and performer Frank Giardina, and his wife, Sherry, a former Ms. Fitness America to help with Richard’s career " The World's Strongest Boy Young Bodybuilder Tells Isolated Childhood. In shock, once seeing Richard’s outstanding physique, Frank thought it to be untrue "At first I thought, "Is this a midget? Or is this some kind a trick photography," he said. After choreographing a snazzy routine Richard almost instantly became famous. The boy began appearing in magazines and on television. He endorsed a line supplements and became the main attraction at bodybuilding events such as Mr. Olympia, Night Champions, Mr. USA, the Emerald Cup, and one the biggest there is, the Arnold Classic among many other. Now that he is older Richard is pursuing a career in acting. He has already starred in a few roles, one them being the main character in the Hollywood movie, “Little Hercules”. However, now at the age 18 his astonishing physique has been lost after his father, who has many to believe was the boy’s driving force to work out, was put in jail for abusing Richard’s mother. Although Richard continues to work out 4 days a week, 90 minutes a day, he has lost his once claimed title as “The World’s Strongest Boy”
Personal life
During his childhood, Richard was isolated from the world. Dedicating all his time towards training, Richard never had time to go play with friends and experience a true childhood. Being on a strict diet, enforced by his father, Richard was never able to eat junk food or any sweets. Richard recalls days when his father would eat pizza in front him, while he was left to eat a head lettuce. Richard’s father, was taken away from their family after being charged with abuse his mother. Richard claims his father never forced him into bodybuilding "I've never been forced to train or do anything against my will," he said. "My parents used to train all the time and I wanted to join in. It was mostly my choice. It's just what I grew up doing. I was never forced. It was never an issue.".

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Album name:Sport and Fitness
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Keywords:#little #hercules #richard #sandrakov #ukraine
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Date added:Jun 01, 2009
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