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.
|Full name||Andrey Ivanovich Chemerkin|
|Born||February 17, 1972 (age 49)|
Solnechnodolsk, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||168 kg (370 lb) (2002)|
- Olympic Games gold medalist (1996).
- 4 time World Weightlifting Championships gold medalist (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999).
- 2 time European Weightlifting Championships gold medalist (1994, 1995).
- Set 7 world records during his career
- 1991 - 1992 junior world weightlifting champion and a Russian championship winner known as the three warriors tournament
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).
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