In this November’s Issue of GQ magazine (on newsstands everywhere!), there is a feature written by Michael Idov about Alex Ovechkin called “Ovechkin With Love.”
If Alexander Ovechkin’s first name is perfect – “the Great” attaches easily enough – his last name couldn’t be more ironic if Alanis Morissette wrote a song about it. It means “little lamb.” Little, I repeat, lamb. Not only little, but a female one. In Russian, an ovechka is a girl lamb.I would argue with that. Baby doesn't mean a baby girl, it could be a baby boy. Ovechka is a little lamb, a baby sheep. And a little lamb could grow and become a ram. :-)
The twice-daily training sessions – morning and night – left little time for anything else. He’d be up at 6am, eat a bowl of porridge served by Dad (Tatyana was often on the road with her team), and head into the dawn.Ovi's high school principal recalls that "his first training was at 5am, at Dynamo. And you still need time to get there!"