We congratulate Fr. Viktor on his many herculean powerlifting accomplishments, and republish here to remind us all – Orthodoxy is not for sissies.
The rector of the Dormition Church in the village of Chervonoarmeyskoye in the Odessa Region, Fr. Viktor Kochmar has won two gold medals in the Ukrainian powerlifting championship.
Over 300 athletes participated in competitions held in Krivoy Rog. The priest won in two categories: age and open, the press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports.
In November 2015, Fr. Viktor became the world champion in powerlifting at the competitions in Portugal.
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