Aleksandr Popov (weightlifter)

Aleksandr Popov (Russian: Александр Попов; born 17 November 1959[1]) is a Soviet and Russian weightlifter who competed in the 1980s and 1990s. He won several World and European medals.

Aleksandr Popov
Personal information
Born (1959-11-17) 17 November 1959 (age 61)
Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Weight100 to 108 kg (220 to 238 lb)
Medal record

In 1988, Popov set the clean and jerk world record of 242.5 kg in the 100 kg weight class. That same year, he took part in the Seoul Olympics, but had to compete in the heavier (110 kg) category and finished fifth.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aleksandr Popov". olympic.org. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Подвербный, Константин (20 December 2011). "Александр Попов: "Верю только в лучшее"" (in Russian). redyarsk.ru. Retrieved 13 October 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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