Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich
28 July 1961
|Died||6 April 2018 (aged 56) |
|Other names||Alexander Kurlovich|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Olympic medal record|
|Representing the Soviet Union|
|1988 Seoul||+110 kg|
|World Weightlifting Championships|
|European Weightlifting Championships|
|USSR Weightlifting Championships|
|Representing the Unified Team|
|1992 Barcelona||+110 kg|
|World Weightlifting Championships|
Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich (Russian: Александр Николаевич Курлович, English Alternate: Alexander Kurlovich, 28 July 1961 – 6 April 2018) was a Belarusian weightlifter. He trained at Armed Forces sports society in Grodno.
In 2006 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame. He was caught in 1984 entering Canada with $10,000 worth of anabolic steroids that he wanted to sell to fellow weightlifters.
Kurlovich had twelve world records to his name.
As of 2019, only three men (Antonio Krastev of Bulgaria, Behdad Salimi of Iran, and Georgian world-record holder Lasha Talakhadze) have ever snatched more than his 215kg, only six men (Soviet teammates Sergey Didyk, Anatoly Pisarenko and Leonid Taranenko, Andrei Chemerkin of Russia, Talakhadze, and Hossein Rezazadeh of Iran) have ever lifted a clean and jerk of more than his 260kg, and only Talakhadze, Rezazadeh, and Taranenko have totalled more than the 472.5kg that Kurlovich lifted to win the 1987 World Championship.
- Merited Master of Sport of the USSR (1987)
- Order of the Badge of Honour
- Honored Worker of Physical Culture of the Republic of Belarus (1992)
- Olympic champion (1988 and 1992);
- Senior world champion (1987, 1989, 1991 and 1994);
- Set twelve world records during his career.
- Snatch: 215.0 kg in Athens 1989 World Weightlifting Championships.
- Clean and jerk: 260.0 kg in Ostrava 1987 World Weightlifting Championships.
- Total: 472.5 kg (212.5 + 260.0) 1987 in Ostrava in the class more than 110 kg.
Kurlovich died on 6 April 2018 in Grodno, Belarus. He was 56.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|1988||Seoul, South Korea||+110 kg||202.5||207.5||212.5||1||245.0||250.0||1||462.5|
|1992||Barcelona, Spain||+110 kg||195.0||200.0||205.0||1||237.5||245.0||1||450|
|1996||Atlanta, United States||+108 kg||195.0||4||230.0||--||7||425.0||5|
|1983||Moscow, Soviet Union||+110 kg||195||200||205||245||450.0|
|1987||Ostrava, Czechoslovakia||+110 kg||205||210||212.5||247.5||260||472.5 WR|
|1989||Athens, Greece||+110 kg||202.5||210.0||215.0||240.0||245.0||460.0|
|1991||Donaueschingen, Germany||+110 kg||195.0||202.5||205.0||237.5||250.0||455.0|
|1994||Istanbul, Turkey||+108 kg||197.5||203.0 WR||205.0 WR||240.0||250.5 WR||253.0 WR||457.5 WR|
- Ушел титан. В Гродно скончался знаменитый тяжелоатлет Александр Курлович (in Russian)
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- International Olympic Committee - Athletes
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- National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
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