Anatoly Khrapaty

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Anatoly Krapaty
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Personal information
Born 20 October 1962
Atbasar District, Kazakhstan
Died 11 August 2008 (aged 45)
Arshaly, Kazakhstan
Height 171 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 89–103 kg (196–227 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Club Armed Forces Tselinograd

Anatoly Mikhaylovich Khrapaty (also Chrapaty, Russian: Анатолий Михайлович Храпатый; 20 October 1962 – 11 August 2008) was a heavyweight weightlifter who competed for the Soviet Union and Kazakhstan. Between 1984 and 1996 he won a gold and a silver Olympic medal, and five world and five European titles. He also set five world records: one in the snatch, three in the clean and jerk and one in the total.[1][2]

Kharpaty retired in 1998 to become a Kazakhstani national coach. He died at age 45, a few days before his flight to the 2008 Summer Olympics, when his motorcycle was hit by an oncoming vehicle.[3]