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Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich suddenly passed away

Aleksandr Nikolaevich Kurlovich suddenly passed away on the 6th of April, Friday in Grodno where he was born.

Alexandr Kurlovich

Alexandr Kurlovich, 260 kg (573 lb) lift

He had outstanding results in weightlifting and reached success in Sports Diplomacy as well.

Two times Olympic Champion (1988 and 1992) four times World Champion (1987,1989,1991,1994), two times European Champion (1989,1990) and World Record holder twelve times, he was one of those few athletes being able to register such incredible achievements.

He finished his sports career at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta 5th under the Belarus flag. His best results are 215kg in the Snatch, 260kg in the Clean and Jerk and 472,5kg in the Total.

Aleksandr Kurlovich – born on 28 July in 1961, Grodno –  was the Director of the Representative Office of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus in Grodno Province.  He was also a Member of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus and deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Weightlifting Union; Vice-President of the European Weightlifting Federation and Member of the IWF Technical Committee. For his outstanding results, he entered the IWF Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2006.

IWF sends the most heartfelt condolences to the Belorusian Weightlifting Union, his family and friends.