Andrei Chemerkin

Andrey Ivanovich Chemerkin (Russian: Андрей Иванович Чемеркин, born February 17, 1972) is a former Russian weightlifter. Chemerkin was a gold medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympics, and a bronze medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Andrei had a birthweight of 12,6 lbs (5,7 kg) and is to this day the heaviest weightlifter ever to win a World Championship.

Andrei Chemerkin
Personal information
Full nameAndrey Ivanovich Chemerkin
BornFebruary 17, 1972 (1972-02-17) (age 49)
Solnechnodolsk, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight168 kg (370 lb) (2002)

Weightlifting achievementsEdit

Andrei is the winner of the World Weightlifting Championships for university year 2000 but not a Senior Championship, and he attempted the all time heaviest clean and jerk 272.5 kg (601 lb) in the 2000 Olympics which he needed to win. In addition, he is a winner of several Russian Championships. At the time he won the Olympic Games in 1996 he snatched 197.5 kg (436 lb), followed by a clean and jerk of 260 kg (573 lb) to total 457.5 kg (1010 lb).

Career bestsEdit


  1. ^ "World records in old categories until 1997". Archived from the original on 2003-08-13. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)