Dmitry Klokov

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Dmitry Klokov
Dmitry Klokov.jpg
Klokov in November 2011
Personal information
Full nameDmitriy Vyacheslavovich Klokov
NationalityRussian
Born (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983 (age 36)
Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight105 kg (231 lb)
Spouse(s)Elena Klokova (m. 2006)
Sport
Country Russia
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)105 kg
Turned pro2004
Coached byAlexander Venkov
Retired2015
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 Russian former Olympic weightlifter,[2] and World Champion. He competed in the 105 kg category.

Biography[edit]

Klokov was born in Balashikha,[3] the son of Vyacheslav Klokov, who was a world champion in the Heavyweight category.[4][5]

Klokov became world champion at the 2005 World Championships, with a total of 419 kg.[1][4] He also participated at the 2005 and 2006 Arnold Sports Festivals in Columbus, Ohio.[6] At the 2006 World Championships and 2007 World Championships he ranked 3rd.[4][7]

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.[8] Klokov recently signed with the Baltimore Anthem of the National Pro Grid League.

Controversy[edit]

In 2018, there were news reports that Klokov was involved in Donald Trump's project of building a Trump Tower in Moscow.[9][10] The Mueller Report of 2019 indicated, however, that the individual involved in this matter was not Dmitry Klokov the weightlifter, but another Russian of the same name.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Klokov and his wife, Elena Klokova, have a daughter named Anastasia.[12]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2008 China Beijing, China 105 kg 185 190 193 3 222 226 230 2 423 2nd, silver medalist(s)
World Championships
2005 Qatar Doha, Qatar 105 kg 186 190 192 1st, gold medalist(s) 222 227 1st, gold medalist(s) 419 1st, gold medalist(s)
2006 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Rep 105 kg 180 185 188 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 218 227 227 4 406 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2007 Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand 105 kg 185 189 190 4 221 234 234 5 411 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 105 kg 185 190 192 1st, gold medalist(s) 218 223 227 2nd, silver medalist(s) 415 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2011 France Paris, France 105 kg 187 192 196 2nd, silver medalist(s) 220 225 232 2nd, silver medalist(s) 428 2nd, silver medalist(s)
European Championships
2010 Belarus Minsk, Belarus 105 kg 185 190 190 2nd, silver medalist(s) 217 224 1st, gold medalist(s) 409 1st, gold medalist(s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "KLOKOV Dmitry". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ "Olympic Profile". Olympic.org. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Dmitry Klokov". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Russia's Weight-Lifters to Fight for Gold in Qatar". Kommersant. 2005-11-10. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2009-01-23.
  6. ^ "Weightlifting". arnoldclassic.com. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2008-12-12.
  7. ^ "KLOKOV Dmitriy". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  8. ^ "Klokov Power Weekend". All Things Gym.
  9. ^ Emma Loop (June 12, 2018). "Democrats Want To Interview Ivanka Trump In The Russia Probe". BuzzFeed.com. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Prokop, Andrew (7 December 2018). "Mueller's sentencing memo for Michael Cohen is very ominous for Trump". vox.com. Vox. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  11. ^ Report on the Investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (direct link), p. 73, footnote 336
  12. ^ "Klokov before London". All Things Gym. 2012-09-16. Retrieved 2012-12-12.