Yury Zakharevich

Yury Ivanovich Zakharevitch (Russian: Юрий Иванович Захаревич, born January 18, 1963) was an Olympic weightlifter for the Soviet Union. He trained at Dynamo in Dimitrovgrad. Yury competed in the middle-heavyweight (90 kg), sub-heavyweight (100 kg) and heavyweight (110 kg) weight classes during his career.[1]

Yury Zakharevitch
Personal information
BornJanuary 18, 1963
Medal record
Men's Olympic weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul 110 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Lille 90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1982 Ljubljana 100 kg
Gold medal – first place 1985 Sodertelje 110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1986 Sofia 110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1987 Ostrava 110 kg
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Lille 090 kg
Silver medal – second place 1982 Ljubljana 100 kg
Gold medal – first place 1984 Vittorio 110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1985 Katowice 110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1986 Karl-Marx-Stadt 110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1987 Reims 110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1988 Cardiff 110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1990 Aalborg 110 kg
USSR Weightlifting Championships
Silver medal – second place 1981 Novosibirsk 90 kg
Gold medal – first place 1982 Dnipropetrovsk 100 kg
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow 110 kg
Summer Spartakiad of the USSR
Gold medal – first place 1986 Moscow 110 kg
Cups of the USSR
Gold medal – first place 1980 Alma Ata 90 kg Snatch
Gold medal – first place 1980 Alma Ata 90 kg Total
Gold medal – first place 1981 Donetsk 100 kg Snatch
Gold medal – first place 1981 Donetsk 100 kg Clean & Jerk
Gold medal – first place 1981 Donetsk 100 kg Total

Yuri Zakharevich has been described as one of the most technically gifted weightlifters of all time. In his analysis of the snatch technique of Yuri Zakharevich, the biomechanist Robert Roman said that "Zakharevitch raised the barbell in the snatch to "the minimal possible height of the lift lifters of his height can raise a barbell and still successfully fix it overhead."[2]

Weightlifting achievementsEdit

  • Olympic champion (1988);
  • Senior world champion (1985–1987);
  • Silver medalist in Senior World Championships (1981 & 1982);
  • European champion (1984–1988);
  • Silver medalist in European Championships (1981, 1982, & 1990);
  • Set 36 world records during career.[1]

Career bestsEdit

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
1988   Seoul, South Korea 110 kg 195.0 205.0 WR 210.0 WR 1 245.0 251.0 251.0 1 455.0 WR  
World Championships
1986   Sofia, Bulgaria 110 kg 195.0 201.0 201.0 WR   235.0 245.0 248.0 WR   447.5 WR  
1987[3]   Ostrava, Czechoslovakia 110 kg 195.0 203.0 WR --   235.0 242.5 248.5   445  

World recordsEdit

  • 3/21/1981 Snatch 181 kg Middle Heavyweight Lvov[1]
  • 3/21/1981 Snatch 182 kg Middle Heavyweight Lvov
  • 6/20/1981 Snatch 183.5 kg Middle Heavyweight Lignano-Sabbiadoro
  • 6/20/1981 Total 405 kg Middle Heavyweight Lignano-Sabbiadoro
  • 12/21/1981 Clean & Jerk 232.5 kg Sub Heavyweight Donetsk
  • 12/24/1981 Snatch 188 kg Sub Heavyweight Donetsk
  • 12/24/1981 Snatch 192.5 kg Sub Heavyweight Donetsk
  • 12/24/1981 Total 417.5 kg Sub Heavyweight Donetsk
  • 12/24/1981 Total 425 kg Sub Heavyweight Donetsk
  • 5/22/1982 Snatch 193.5 kg Sub Heavyweight Dnipropetrovsk
  • 5/22/1982 Snatch 195 kg Sub Heavyweight Dnipropetrovsk
  • 5/22/1982 Clean & Jerk 234 kg Sub Heavyweight Dnipropetrovsk
  • 5/22/1982 Clean & Jerk 235 kg Sub Heavyweight Dnipropetrovsk
  • 5/22/1982 Total 427.5 kg Sub Heavyweight Dnipropetrovsk
  • 5/22/1982 Total 430 kg Sub Heavyweight Dnipropetrovsk
  • 9/25/1982 Snatch 195.5 kg Sub Heavyweight Ljubljana
  • 11/3/1982 Snatch 195.5 kg Heavyweight Haskovo
  • 3/4/1983 Snatch 200 kg Sub Heavyweight Odessa
  • 3/4/1983 Clean & Jerk 240 kg Sub Heavyweight Odessa
  • 3/4/1983 Total 432.5 kg Sub Heavyweight Odessa
  • 3/4/1983 Total 440 kg Sub Heavyweight Odessa
  • 9/16/1984 Snatch 197.5 kg Heavyweight Varna
  • 9/16/1984 Snatch 200.5 kg Heavyweight Varna
  • 11/15/1986 Snatch 201 kg Heavyweight Sofia
  • 11/15/1986 Clean & Jerk 248 kg Heavyweight Sofia
  • 11/15/1986 Total 445 kg Heavyweight Sofia
  • 11/15/1986 Total 447.5 kg Heavyweight Sofia
  • 5/9/1987 Snatch 202.5 kg Heavyweight Reims
  • 9/13/1987 Snatch 203 kg Heavyweight Ostrava
  • 4/30/1988 Snatch 203.5 kg Heavyweight Cardiff
  • 4/30/1988 Clean & Jerk 250.5 kg Heavyweight Cardiff
  • 4/30/1988 Total 450 kg Heavyweight Cardiff
  • 4/30/1988 Total 452.5 kg Heavyweight Cardiff
  • 9/27/1988 Snatch 205 kg Heavyweight Seoul
  • 9/27/1988 Snatch 210 kg Heavyweight Seoul
  • 9/27/1988 Total 455 kg Heavyweight Seoul

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.chidlovski.net/liftup/l_athleteResult.asp?a_id=310
  2. ^ Roman, Robert (1984). Weightlifting Yearbook. Livonia, Michigan: Sportivny Press.
  3. ^ "1987 World Championships".