23 December 1983
|European Powerlifting Championships|
|World's Strongest Man|
|Qualified||2009 World's Strongest Man|
|Russia's Strongest Man|
|Strongman Champions League|
|3rd||Slovakia Grand Prix 2009|
|World's Strongest Nation|
Early life and career
Klyushev was born and grew up in the north of Russia in the town of Nyandoma in the Archangelsk region. He was a sportsman in childhood and when 12 years old started doing judo. At 14 he discovered powerlifting. In 2002, he entered Vladimir state university to study history and received his degree in 2007. Due to his study he moved to Vladimir and this turned out to be instrumental in his sporting life. He began training with Serguey Ivanov, a coach of a number of world champion powerlifters. Under his tutelage, Klyushev became the junior World and European Champion and later became the senior European Champion. In 2006, he began to focus on strength athletics, termed power extreme, and in 2007 he took part in the all-Russian power extreme federation tournaments. He was included in the Russian national team which achieved second place in the World's Strongest Nation 2008. In 2009, he became Russia's Strongest Man and was invited to compete at The World's Strongest Man 2009.
He cites Ivan Poddubny as his hero, because he was a legendary Russian wrestler, circus performer and one of the first Russian strongmen. He also says he respects Mikhail Koklyaev and has also cited Zydrunas Savickas as someone for whom he has deep admiration, believing him to be the "strongest man in the world".
Outside of sport
Alexander is a policeman, something he intends to continue to do when he has finished his strongman career.
- Leg press max weight: 600 kg
- Bench press max weight: 280 kg
- Squat max: Dead lift max: 420 kg
- David Horne's World of Grip
- "Alexander Klyushev Stats". IMG. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
- Profile on WSM website
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