Dmitry Klokov

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Dmitry Klokov
Dmitry Klokov.jpg
Klokov in November 2011
Personal information
Full name Dmitriy Vyacheslavovich Klokov
Born (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 34)
Balashikha, Russia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 105 kg (231 lb)
Spouse(s) Elena
Sport
Country Russia
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 105 kg
Turned pro 2004
Coached by Alexander Venkov
Retired 2015
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 196 kg (2011)
  • Clean & Jerk: 232 kg (2011)
  • Total: 428 kg (2011)

Dmitriy Vyacheslavovich Klokov (Russian: Дмитрий Вячеславович Клоков; born February 18, 1983)[1] is a former Russian Olympic weightlifter. He competed in the 105 kg category.

Biography[edit]

Klokov push pressing 200 kg in May 2016

Klokov was born in Balashikha,[2] the son of Vyacheslav Klokov, who was a world champion in the Heavyweight category.[3][4]

Klokov became world champion at the 2005 World Championships, with a total of 419 kg.[1][3] He also participated at the 2005 and 2006 Arnold Sports Festivals in Columbus, Ohio.[5] At the 2006 World Championships and 2007 World Championships he ranked 3rd.[3][6]

Klokov won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, with a total of 423 kg.[1] He won the silver medal at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships, with a 196 kg snatch, 232 kg clean and jerk for a total of 428 kg at a body weight of 104.6 kg. He lost to a fellow Russian, Khadzhimurat Akkayev by 2 kilos (on the snatch). Klokov was scheduled to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 105 kg class but was forced to withdraw due to undisclosed medical reasons.

In May 2015, Klokov announced his retirement from international competition.[7] Klokov recently signed with the Baltimore Anthem of the National Pro Grid League.

Personal life[edit]

Klokov and his wife, Elena, have a daughter named Anastasia.[8]

Competition results[edit]

Year Competition Location Weight Category Snatch Clean and Jerk Total Place
2005 World Championships Doha 105 kg 192 kg 227 kg 419 kg 1
2006 World Championships Santo Domingo 105 kg 188 kg 218 kg 406 kg 3
2007 World Championships Chiang Mai 105 kg 190 kg 221 kg 411 kg 3
2008 Summer Olympics Beijing 105 kg 193 kg 230 kg 423 kg 2
2010 European Championships Minsk 105 kg 185 kg 224 kg 409 kg 1[9]
2010 World Championships Antalya 105 kg 192 kg 223 kg 415 kg 2
2011 World Championships Paris 105 kg 196 kg 232 kg 428 kg 2
2013 Russian Championships Kazan 105 kg 186 kg 215 kg 401 kg 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "KLOKOV Dmitry". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. 
  2. ^ "Dmitry Klokov". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "Medallists from previous World Championships". Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Archived from the original on 2008-09-14. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  4. ^ "Russia’s Weight-Lifters to Fight for Gold in Qatar". Kommersant. 2005-11-10. Retrieved 2009-01-23. 
  5. ^ "Weightlifting". arnoldclassic.com. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  6. ^ "KLOKOV Dmitriy". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. 
  7. ^ "Klokov Power Weekend". All Things Gym. 
  8. ^ "Klokov before London". All Things Gym. 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  9. ^ http://www.iwf.net/results/results-by-events/?event=72