Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich
28 July 1961
|Died||6 April 2018 56) (aged|
|Other names||Alexander Kurlovich|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Olympic medal record|
|Representing the Soviet Union|
|1988 Seoul||+110 kg|
|World Weightlifting Championships|
|European Weightlifting Championships|
|USSR Weightlifting Championships|
|Representing the Unified Team|
|1992 Barcelona||+110 kg|
|World Weightlifting Championships|
Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich (Russian : Александр Николаевич Курлович, English Alternate: Alexander Kurlovich, 28 July 1961 – 6 April 2018 ) was a Soviet weightlifter. He trained at Armed Forces sports society in Grodno.
In 2006 he was elected member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.He was caught in 1984 entering Canada with $10,000 worth of anabolic steroids that he wanted to sell to fellow weightlifters.
Kurlovich had twelve world records to his name.
As of 2019, only four men (Antonio Krastev of Bulgaria, Behdad Salimi of Iran, Gor Minasyan of Armenia, and Georgian world-record holder Lasha Talakhadze) have ever snatched more than his 215 kg, only six men (Soviet teammates Sergey Didyk, Anatoly Pisarenko and Leonid Taranenko, Andrei Chemerkin of Russia, Talakhadze of Georgia, and Hossein Rezazadeh of Iran) have ever lifted a clean and jerk of more than his 260 kg, and only Talakhadze, Rezazadeh, and Taranenko have totalled more than the 472.5 kg that Kurlovich lifted to win the 1987 World Championship. (Taranenko won 1987 World Championship)
Kurlovich died on 6 April 2018 in Grodno, Belarus. He was 56.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|1988||Seoul, South Korea||+110 kg||202.5||207.5||212.5||1||245.0||250.0||1||462.5|
|1992||Barcelona, Spain||+110 kg||195.0||200.0||205.0||1||237.5||245.0||1||450|
|1996||Atlanta, United States||+108 kg||195.0||4||230.0||--||7||425.0||5|
|1983||Moscow, Soviet Union||+110 kg||195||200||205||245||450.0|
|1987||Ostrava, Czechoslovakia||+110 kg||205||210||212.5||247.5||260||472.5 WR|
|1989||Athens, Greece||+110 kg||202.5||210.0||215.0||240.0||245.0||460.0|
|1991||Donaueschingen, Germany||+110 kg||195.0||202.5||205.0||237.5||250.0||455.0|
|1994||Istanbul, Turkey||+108 kg||197.5||203.0 WR||205.0 WR||240.0||250.5 WR||253.0 WR||457.5 WR|
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