May 12, 2018
Richard Sandrak, the Strongest Boy in the World
Not all of the media attention was positive.
Some people were repelled and disgusted by the sight of "freakish" muscles on a child.
Physicians worried that the stress of heavy weights could injure the boy, resulting in health complications later.
His parents were criticized, even accused of child abuse, for putting him on display as an object of pedophile desire, like the parents who tart-up their preteen daughters for baby beauty contests.
A short time later Pavel was imprisoned for assaulting Lena, leaving her with a broken wrist and a broken nose.
Richard was only 11 year old, bu the glamour of being "The World's Strongest Boy" had dimmed. He cut off all ties with his father, stopped working out, except when it was necessary for a part, and tried his hand at acting: Little Hercules in 3-D (2009), The Legends of Nethiah (2012), Assassin Priest (2012).
See also: The Strongest Boy in England