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Andrei Mikalayevich Aramnau (Belarusian: Андрэй Мікалаевіч Арамнаў, born 17 April 1988) is a weightlifter, Olympic and World Champion from Belarus.

Andrei Aramnau
Andrei Aramnau 2010 Belarusian stamp.jpg
Andrei Aramnau on a 2010 Belarusian stamp
Personal information
Born17 April 1988 (1988-04-17) (age 31)
Barysaw, Belarus
Weight108.69 kg (240 lb)
Sport
Country Belarus
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)–109 kg
ClubDynamo Minsk
Dynamo Mahilyow

CareerEdit

Andrei was born with six fingers on one hand, but had one removed in 2002 before his coach allowed him to train for the European Championships.[1]

He won silver in the 94 kg category at the 2006 Junior World Championships, with a total of 393 kg.[2] At the 2007 Junior World Championships he won gold in the 105 kg category, with a total of 407 kg.[2]

Aramnau became world champion in the 105 kg category at the 2007 World Championships, with a total of 423 kg.[2]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he won the gold medal in the 105 kg category with world records in the snatch with 200 kg, in the clean and jerk with 236 kg, and with a total of 436 kg.[2][3] These records have been nullified after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories.[4] He was scheduled to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games but injured his leg in training[5][6] and did not compete.

He was named 2008 Belarus Athlete of the Year.[7]

He won the gold medal in the 105 kg category at the 2010 European Championships, with 420 kg in total but then had the medal stripped due to a doping violation.[2]

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2008   Beijing, China 105 kg 193 197 200 WR 1 225 230 236 1 436 WR  
World Championships
2007   Chiang Mai, Thailand 105 kg 187 192 195   220 225 228   423  
2018   Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 109 kg 175 181 182 5 210 215 215 16 392 9
European Championships
2010   Minsk, Belarus 105 kg 195 201 201 -- 220 225 -- -- 420 DSQ
2014   Tel Aviv, Israel 105 kg 177 182 184   212 212 220 5 396  
2019   Batumi, Georgia 109 kg 181 186 190   216 221 226 4 411  
Qatar Cup
2018   Doha, Qatar 109 kg 173 179 183   208 218 -   401  
Junior World Championships
2006   Hangzhou, China 94 kg 177   216   393  
2007   Prague, Czech Republic 105 kg 187   220   407  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IWF.net. "Andrei Aramnau Biography". Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Aramnau Andrei". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  3. ^ Andrey Aryamnov. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ PDF listing of 2018 Group A world championship entrants in 109 kg
  5. ^ "Oleksiy Torokhtiy wins gold in 105k". ESPN. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Injury forces Olympic champion Aramnau out of Games". Reuters. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  7. ^ Marynina, Nastassia (20 January 2009). "Olympic athletes scoop Belarusian sports awards". International Sports Press Association. Retrieved 2 February 2009.