Alexander Kurlovich

Born 28 July 1961 year in Grodno.
died 6 April 2018 year in Grodno aged 56 years old.

Awards and titles:
Honored Master of Sports.
Honored Worker of Physical Culture and Sports of the Republic of Belarus.
Order "Badge of Honor".
Honorary citizen Mr.. Grodno.
Hall of Fame of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) (2006 city)

Olympic champion (1988, 1992).
World champion (1987, 1989, 1991, 1994).
World Championship silver medalist (1983).
European champion (1989, 1990).
Silver medalist of European championship (1983).
Three-time champion of the USSR (1983, 1989, 1991).
Silver medalist at the USSR championships (1984, 1987).
World Cup winner (1994).
established 12 world records.
Best athlete of Belarus (1983, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1995).

short biography:
Alexander was born Kurlovich 28 July 1961 year in Grodno. AT 1970 Alexander was nine years in the weightlifting hall gave the elder brother Nikolai. There, the boy noticed capable coach Nikolai Kachkov, which the, despite her young age Alexander, He took up the training of the future Olympic champion.

AT 13 years Kurlovich junior record set Republic. He then weighed 48 kg. with growing 150 cm., and pushed the weight 75,5 kg. For four years, the athlete broke even 20 Youth Republic Records.

After high school, Alexander Kurlovich entered the Grodno University in the Physics Department.

AT 22 year won Spartakiad peoples of the USSR, and in the pre-Olympic 1987 he became the first in the world championship in Ostrava.

At the XXIV Olympic Games, which took place in 1988 in Seoul, Belarusian went as one of the favorites. Picking up in the snatch 212,5 kg., and a push - 250, Kurlovich ahead of his nearest rival German Manfred Nerlinger amounting to as much as 30 kg. and won the gold medal of the Olympic Games 88.

The strongest man of the planet” - so named Alexander Kurlovich in world media. And this proud title of the Belarusian athlete confirmed again and again. At the World Championships in 1989 in Athens, the World Championships and in the 1991 he became the first in the newly Donaueshirgene. At the XXV Summer Olympics, which took place in Barcelona 1992 year as a weight lifter in the weight category over 100 kg. It acted just two Belarusians - Alexander Kurlovich of Grodno and Leonid Taranenko of Malorita Brest region. Victory in the heavyweight contest eventually won grodnenets (450 kg. in the double-event), in second place was the athlete of Malorita (425 kg.)

AT 1993 year, immediately after the Olympic Games in Barcelona, Alexander Kurlovich invited to the German Bundesliga. Through this experience, at the World Championships in Istanbul 1994 g. he was able to set six world records, updating the previous record in each new attempt.

Belarusian athlete and dreamed about, to win a third Olympic gold. And even I had a real chance to do it, but injury, received for 25 days before the Olympics (stretching the thigh muscles), did not allow the athlete to realize our plans. Eventually, at the XXVI Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Alexander Kurlovich ranked fifth.

After finishing his career in 35 years in the rank of two-time Olympic champion, four-time world champion, winner of the World Cup, two-time European champion, Kurlovich he began to work as a coach in high sports group. He led the team in Belarus. But later he went into refereeing. He worked at top tournaments, including the Olympic Games. He was a member of the executive committees of the European and the International Weightlifting Federation. He held the post of Vice-President of EWF, He was a member of the IWF technical committee. He headed the office of the National Olympic Committee in Grodno region.

6 April 2018 , the well-known athlete, died suddenly at the age of 56 years old.

According to the National Olympic Committee of Belarus and the newspapers “Sports panorama”.