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Shershukov Victar

The head coach of men's national team (2017-2020)

Born 27 November 1953 , in Khabarovsk (RSFSR). Honored Coach of Belarus. The team – with 1992 by 2020 year. Shortly before the collapse of the USSR for three months he worked as chief coach of the youth team of the Soviet Union. Also led the team in weightlifting CA “Dynamo”. For more than 20 years has been head coach for the men's team of Belarus.

In January 2017 He has headed the newly formed men's national team of the country. Also he worked as a chief coach in powerlifting.

Reared seven honored masters of sports of Belarus: Sergei Lavrenov, Alexander Anischenko, Gennady OLESHCHUK, Anna Batyushko, Sergey Lagun, Vadzim Straltsou and Victor Kalmuk (weight-lifting). He was awarded a medal “For Labor Valor”, Order of the Fatherland III degree, Order Pochёta. Honorary citizen of Novopolotsk.

Being a professional athlete Victor Shershukov performed in the weight category 82,5 kg. Four-time champion of the Byelorussian SSR. Champion CS “Dynamo”.

died 7 October 2020 years after fighting cancer. Buried in Novopolotsk.