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Valeri Kharlamov – the greatest Russian ice hokey player
Valeri Kharlamov – the greatest
Russian ice hokey player
Gluhova Anna School
are a lot of great sportsmen in the
world. Everyone has a lot of goals and all of
them are great. If you saw competition of one
of them and you understand something in
sports you will be amazed.
Some months ago I sаw a film about one
hokey player. I thought that it’s а primitive film
about sports, but I enjoyed that film. I can’t
believe that someone can be so strong to fight
for his country with bad injury. This great man
inspired many people including me.
Borisovich Kharlamov was a star ice
hockey player from the USSR and one of
the greatest players in the world.
He was born in 14th January 1948 in
Moscow region and died in 27th August in
His father – Boris Sergeevich Harlamov –
was russian locksmith and worked on the
plane. Mother - Carmen Orive Abad – was
one of refugees from civil war-torn Spain
was fond of football
and hokey. When he
was 7 years old he
started skating. His
father played hockey
for the amateur team
and sometimes took
his son with him.
Later, when he was
14, Boris Sergeevich
brought him to the ice
hokey club. Since then
his brilliant career
A young talented boy was
recommended to the
Moscow’s CSKA, but the
main coach of the club didn’t
see something outstanding in
him and said that his main
shortcoming was his short
high – only 168sm.
But Kharlamov flashed in the
final competition of the USSR
Junior championship in the
spring of 1967 in Minsk.
Later he joined the CSK.
years later in 26th May 1976 ayoung and
ambitious Valery Kharlamov with his family
had a car accident. Valery was driving. Valery
suffered greatly, he had a broken leg and two
ribs. Some doctors have advised him to finish
the career, but he decided to continue playing
In fall he started training with children.
Gradually taking shape, he began to train with
the return of a legend
When Valery was ready for competition his team
decided to play with “Wings of the Soviets” where a lot
of former players of CSKA were. They desided not to
use force tricks against Kharlamov. November 16,
1976 Kharlamov out for the match against the "Wings
of the Soviets”. Teammates tried to do everything
possible to Kharlamov scored a goal.
When he did it, the audience, the teammates and
“Wings’” players applauded him. It was the return of a
Unfortunately he could play only for 5 years. In 1981
he died in a car accident.
Valery Kharlamov is an impersonation of willpower
and hard work. He is an example for a lot of people.