Aleksandr Kurlovich

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Aleksandr Kurlovich
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Born
Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich

(1961-07-28)28 July 1961
Died6 April 2018(2018-04-06) (aged 56) [1]
Nationality Belarusian
Other namesAlexander Kurlovich
OccupationOlympic weightlifting
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[2]
Olympic medal record
Men's weightlifting
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul +110 kg
World Weightlifting Championships
Silver medal – second place 1983 Moscow +110kg
Gold medal – first place 1987 Ostrava +110kg
Gold medal – first place 1989 Athens +110kg
Gold medal – first place 1991 Donaueschingen +110kg
European Weightlifting Championships
Silver medal – second place 1983 Moscow +110kg
Gold medal – first place 1989 Athens +110kg
Gold medal – first place 1990 Aalborg +110kg
USSR Weightlifting Championships
Gold medal – first place 1983 Moscow +110kg
Silver medal – second place 1984 Minsk +110kg
Silver medal – second place 1987 Arkhangelsk +110kg
Gold medal – first place 1989 Frunze +110kg
Gold medal – first place 1991 Donetsk +110kg
Representing the Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona +110 kg
Representing  Belarus
Olympic Games
5th 1996 Atlanta +108kg
World Weightlifting Championships
Gold medal – first place 1994 Istanbul +108kg

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich (Russian: Александр Николаевич Курлович, English Alternate: Alexander Kurlovich,[3] 28 July 1961 – 6 April 2018[1]) was a Belarusian weightlifter. He trained at Armed Forces sports society in Grodno[1].

In 2006 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[4] He was caught in 1984 entering Canada with $10,000 worth of anabolic steroids that he wanted to sell to fellow weightlifters.

Career[edit]

Kurlovich had twelve world records to his name.[5]

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.[6]

Honors[edit]

Weightlifting achievements[edit]

  • Olympic champion (1988 and 1992);
  • Senior world champion (1987, 1989, 1991 and 1994);
  • Set twelve world records during his career.

Career bests[edit]

  • 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.[8]

Death[edit]

Kurlovich died on 6 April 2018 in Grodno, Belarus. He was 56.

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
1988 South Korea Seoul, South Korea +110 kg 202.5 207.5 212.5 1 245.0 250.0 250.0 1 462.5 1st, gold medalist(s)
1992 Spain Barcelona, Spain +110 kg 195.0 200.0 205.0 1 237.5 245.0 250.0 1 450 1st, gold medalist(s)
1996 United States Atlanta, United States +108 kg 195.0 195.0 195.0 4 230.0 247.5 -- 7 425.0 5
World Championships
1983 Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union +110 kg 195 200 205 2nd, silver medalist(s) 245 245 262.5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 450.0 2nd, silver medalist(s)
1987 Czechoslovakia Ostrava, Czechoslovakia +110 kg 205 210 212.5 2nd, silver medalist(s) 247.5 260 266 2nd, silver medalist(s) 472.5 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
1989 Greece Athens, Greece +110 kg 202.5 210.0 215.0 1st, gold medalist(s) 240.0 245.0 262.5 1st, gold medalist(s) 460.0 1st, gold medalist(s)
1991 Germany Donaueschingen, Germany +110 kg 195.0 202.5 205.0 1st, gold medalist(s) 237.5 250.0 262.5 1st, gold medalist(s) 455.0 1st, gold medalist(s)
1994 Turkey Istanbul, Turkey +108 kg 197.5 203.0 WR 205.0 WR 1st, gold medalist(s) 240.0 250.5 WR 253.0 WR 1st, gold medalist(s) 457.5 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ушел титан. В Гродно скончался знаменитый тяжелоатлет Александр Курлович (in Russian)
  2. ^ a b Aleksandr Kurlovich biography and Olympic Results
  3. ^ International Olympic Committee - Athletes
  4. ^ "Weightlifting Hall of Fame". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  5. ^ "Статья на сайте Национального олимпийского комитета Республики Беларусь". Archived from the original on 2017-11-15. Retrieved 2018-04-08.
  6. ^ Aleksandr Kurlovich: I myself have been in the shoes of an athlete, and always on his side
  7. ^ National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
  8. ^ "Aleksandr Kurlovich". Lift Up. Retrieved 2009-07-27.

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