Wladimir Klitschko Will Be Going After His Second Gold Medal In The 2016 Olympics In Brazil

For Wladimir Klitschko, tremendous success is not enough: winning a gold medal at the Olympics in 1996 in boxing, having an exceptionally successful boxing career, being able to organize an unexpectedly triumphant charity benefiting kids all over the world, creating a flourishing K2 Promotions company with his brother Vitali, and being in a documentary as well as a focus of numerous books and biographies, simply doesn’t cut it.

According to a recent article, since the 2016 Olympics in Brazil will for the first time allow professional boxers to enter the contest, Wladimir is planning on entering and representing his home country of Ukraine in an attempt to win a gold medal for the second time.

“This idea came to me during my visit to the last Olympics in London. For the first time in the 2016 Olympics will the professional athletes be allowed to participate. There has never been anyone who was able to earn a second gold metal twenty years after earning the first one,” said the Ukrainian heavyweight.

By the time the next Olympics hits, Wladimir will already be 40-years old. Despite the fact that he is a professional as well as a seasoned champion, taking gold at 40 years of age would be yet another outstanding addition to his already overwhelming list of achievements. I think that everyone would be curious to observe how Wladimir does against the younger fighters, and it would very unusual to see him enter the ring as an older Olympian.